Climate change is a major threat to human civilization, with two-thirds of global greenhouse gas emissions linked to burning fossil fuels for energy. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that any delay in global action on adaptation and mitigation could lead to missed opportunities for a habitable and sustainable future.
Endline Study on the Project “Enhancing Social Protection for Female Tea Garden Workers and Their Families in Sylhet Division Bangladesh”
The tea industry of Bangladesh plays a crucial role in the economy of the country, accounting for the direct livelihoods of over 350,000 people living in tea garden areas (ILO, 2014). Tea is one of the important cash crops and a food commodity for export out of the country.
A rise in sea levels and coastal erosion could lead to a loss of 17% of land surface and 30% food production by 2050. It has been predicted that only due to heat stress per year GDP losses would be 4.9% or at least USD 30 billion losses by 2030; and 3.83 million full-time job losses by 2030.