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Green Adaptation for Ecosystem Services Management in Dhaka: A Socio-economic Evaluation

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posted on 13.03.2019, 22:20 authored by NAEEMA JIHAN ZINIA
My interdisciplinary research centered on Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh: among the most climate exposed cities and countries on Earth. My study addressed urban ecosystems, ecosystem services, valuation, ecosystem governance, and green adaptation. I produced an inventory of goods/services generated by vegetation and waterbodies that support life systems. Importantly, ecosystem services management (green adaptation) in urban settings can help mitigate extreme heat events. I assessed social and economic feasibility of green adaptation. This is the first in-depth analysis of sustainable urban environmental management in Dhaka. Such continuing research would be valuable for other cities similarly exposed to climate change and urban population growth.


Campus location


Principal supervisor

Paul Mcshane

Additional supervisor 1

Michael Ward

Year of Award


Additional Institution or Organisation

Monash Sustainable Development Institute


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type


Department, School or Centre

Surgery - Monash Health


Monash Sustainability Institute