Partner Publication

Barisal: helping a city prepare for climate change

Floods, cyclones and rising sea levels disrupt the lives of many people around the world. Communities will face more damage as urbanisation advances and our climate continues to change. Many towns and cities are unprepared for this future. Their floodwalls are too low, water supplies too fragile and drainage systems inadequate to deal with the impact of extreme weather. The question is how do we allocate the limited resources we have in the most effective way. To address this challenge, KfW, Swiss Re and Barisal City Corporation teamed up to develop an adaptation strategy for Barisal in Bangladesh. This will help the people there adapt to the impacts a changing climate will bring.