- Climate change has significant implications for livelihoods in the Bangladesh, especially in coastal rural areas, where people overwhelmingly depend on agriculture, fishing, and forestry.
- Climate change impacts are already being felt, primarily in the form of more erratic rainfall, water scarcity, shifts in the seasons, and more extreme weather.
- There is a particular need to address the livelihood needs of poor and marginalized farmers, who are now least able to cope with environmental and economic shocks.
- In agriculture, a major focus is on finding new crops and crop varieties that are better suited to changing conditions. There are also efforts to diversify livelihoods and to create more cash-earning opportunities.