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The Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS) is an independent, non-profit, non-government, policy, research and implementation institute working on Sustainable Development (SD) at local, national, regional and global levels. It was established in 1986 and over 30 years and has grown to become a leading research institute in the non-government sector in Bangladesh and South Asia.

BCAS encourages multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary in its approaches of running programs and projects by working under four broad themes, Environment-development integration, Good governance and people’s participation, Poverty alleviation and sustainable livelihoods, Economic growth and public-private partnership. BCAS has over hundred full-time and some part-time staff working in different capacities, with a large group of senior professionals and scientists, and many mid-level professionals and researchers.

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3rd International Conference on Climate Finance ICCF 2021 (Virtual)

Climate change is the greatest threat to mankind in the twenty-first century. It is a global issue that needs to be addressed with concerted efforts from all countries and stakeholders. While some developed countries are held responsible for causing climate change, some of the less endowed countries are highly vulnerable to its consequences. The key documents, viz. the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Kyoto Protocol (KP) and the Paris Agreement (PA) call for assistance from Annex I Parties in four key areas - mitigation, adaptation, capacity building and finance. BCAS is organizing the 3rd International Conference on Climate Finance (3rd ICCF) 2021 on 3-4 October 2021...Read More

Online Training on KoBoToolbox Developing Mobile Based Data Collection Tools

This training will prepare the participants with the skills to develop, implement, and manage mobile data collection platforms using KoBoToolbox. Hurry up to book your seat with a flat discount of 50%. Only a few seats are remaining in February 2021....Read More

2nd International Conference on Climate Finance (ICCF) 2019

The 2nd International Conference on Climate Finance (ICCF) will be held on 9-10 March, 2019 offers an opportunity for national and international experts, scientists, academics, researchers, practitioners, policymakers, government, non-government and private sectors to share and exchange their knowledge and experiences on current and future climate finance issues....Read More

International Conference on Climate Finance (ICCF) 2018

27-28 January 2018 Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar Dhaka, Bangladesh....Read More

Third Climate Change Adaptation Policy & Science (CCAPS) conference

Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS), is going to organize the third Climate Change Adaptation Policy & Science (CCAPS) conference. The conference will be held on February 6, 2017 at the Hotel Sarina, Banai, Dhaka...Read More

Workshop: Gender sensitive adaptation stressed for SDGs implementation

They came up with the remarks while addressing a learning-sharing workshop titled ‘Promote Gender Equality and Gender Responsive Adaptation (SDG 5 and 13)’ at Spectra Convention Centre at Gulshan in the capital....Read More

10th International Conference on Community Based Adaptation (CBA10) from 21-28 April, 2016

The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Enhancing urban community resilience’....Read More

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Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS) started its journey in the middle of the 1980s by a multidisciplinary group of scientists. Their efforts began by addressing poverty reduction, environment degradation and enhancing socio-economic devlopment leading to good governance. In the beginning, a major source of knowledge for these scientists was from vulnerable groups and communities, many of whom were non-literate. As the process was gradually contributing to sustainable development and environment transformation, climate change emerged as a major threat to many of these poor vulnerable communities in Bangladesh. BCAS rose to that challenge and channeled efforts towards solution based research on climate vulnerabilities, adaptation and mitigation. It soon became apparent that the communities were not only vulnerable to negative impacts of climate change but their efforts to reduce poverty and achieve better standards of living were being threatened also. Consequently, BCAS led a movement to bring Community Based Adaptation (CBA) as a core concept and has established this in the global discourse. BCAS along with its partner-IIED, London, initiated the process of an international conference on CBA, a major event that is being organized every year. BCAS implemented over 50 projects of various sizes in environment-impact assessment, energy efficiency, water supply and sanitation, climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and livelihood promotions.


1. Introduction   -Vision and Mission
  -Fields of Specialization
  -Key Aproaches
  -Management and Support Setvices
2. Brief Description of Key Projects
3. CBA-Exploring the Local Solutions of Global Environmental Problem
4. Way Forward
5. Finanacial Statement of the BCAS for The Year 2012-2013



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Nobel Peace Prize in 2007

Champions of Earth

Paribesh Padak

Dr. Atiq Rahman is a well recognized global leader in sustainable development. He was a lead author of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report, which received Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. He was a recipient of this Noble Peace Prize with other scientists.

Dr Atiq Rahman has been awarded the UN Highest Award for Environment 'Champions of the Earth 2008'. This award recognizes the extraordinary leadership and his contribution to environmental issues, sustainable development and climate change.

Bangladesh National Environment Award - 2008 Dr. Atiq Rahman, Executive Director of BCAS, received the Award from the Government of Bangladesh for Environmental Research and Technology Innovation.

Climate Change And Development Link
Dhaka City - State Of Environment (SOE) 2005
Facing Up To Climate Change In South Asia
Promoting Eco-Friendly Agricultural Practices in the Chanda Beel/Area
Adverse Impacts of Climate Change on Development of Bangladesh Integrating Adaptation Into Policies and Activities
Adverse Impacts of Climate Change on Development of Bhutan Integrating Adaptation Into Policies and Activities
Adverse Impacts of Climate Change on Development of Nepal Integrating Adaptation Into Policies and Activities
Climate Change and The Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism Stories From The Developing World
South-North Dialogue On Equity In The Greenhouse A Proposal For An Adequate And Equitable Global Climate Agreement
Adaptation Day at Cop 9
Global Environmental Outlook 3
Mainstreaming Adaptation To Climate Change In Least Developed Countries (LDCS)
Groundwater Resources and Development in Bangladesh Background to the Arsenic Crisis, Agricultural Potential and the Environment
The End of Development? Global Warming, Disasters and The Great Reversal of Human Progress
Natural Resource Management-Towards Better Integration
People’s Livelihoods at the Land-Water Interface Emerging Perspectives on Interactions between People and Floodplain Environment
People’s Livelihoods at the Land-Water Interface Emerging Perspectives on Interactions between People and Floodplain Environment
Global Environment Outlook 2000
Amader Poribesh Our Environment (Training Manual)
Paribesh Biddya
Environment Profile: Bangladesh
Guide to the Environmental Conservation Act 1995 and Rules 1997
From Flood to Scarcity: Re-Defining The Water Debate In Bangladesh (Working Papers, Environment and Development Series No. 1)
Drinking Water, Bathing and Sanitation The Risk to Human Health in Rural Bangladesh (School of the Environment, Environment and Development series No. 2, Working Papers)
Asia Least-Cost Greenhouse Gas Abatement Strategy (ALGAS)- Bangladesh
Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change for Bangladesh
Exploding the Population Myth: Consumption Versus Population - which is the Climate Bomb?
Wetland Resource Management in Chanda BeeL
A New Initiative For North-South Dialogue On Climate Change Good Practices, Technology Innovation And New Partnership For Sustainable Development Challenges and Opportunities in Implementing the Climate
National Environment Management Action Plan (NEMAP) (4 vol)
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