At a Glance

With two-thirds of the country less than 20 feet above sea level and with rapidly growing urban centers, Bangladesh is highly threatened by climate change. Resources listed below summarize existing information on climate change impacts, greenhouse gas emissions and USAID climate and development programs in Bangladesh. USAID staff and other development practitioners may find this information useful for climate risk management and for considering the linkages between climate change and development.

    Climate Projections and Impacts

    Refer to the Climate Risk Profile (2018) for more information

    Climate Projections

    Increase in Rainfall Intensity, Flood Incidence, and Cyclone Intensity & Incidence

    Rising Sea Levels and Increased Incidence of Storm Surge

    Increased Temperature

    Key Climate Impact Areas

    Agriculture and Food Security



    Human Health

    Water Resources

    Funding and Key Indicators

    Refer to metadata and sources for more details.

    USAID Climate Change Funding (2020)


    $11.415 Million


    $6.5 Million

    Clean Energy

    $1.415 Million

    Sustainable Landscapes

    $3.5 Million

    GAIN Vulnerability


    Population (2020)

    162.7 million

    GHG Emissions Growth


    % Forested Area


    Climate Change Information

    Bangladesh Photo Gallery

    Stories from the Area

    There is growing momentum in the international community to ramp up climate finance for mitigation and adaptation actions. Undoubtedly, a focus on climate change adaptation in the developing world must be a priority for the financing.
    Agricultural market systems are transforming because of climate change. Although each transformation is unique, they occur in places where there are adequate market systems and institutional capacity to enable them to adapt.
    As one of the most densely populated countries in the world, Bangladesh understands how critical a reliable energy supply is to the country's growth. However, Bangladesh is currently dependent on a waning natural gas supply and has reached a point where it must evaluate energy independent paths that are sustainable, cost-effective, and ensure long-term domestic energy supply.