Poverty environment nexus: an investigation of linkage and policy implications

Poverty environment nexus: an investigation of linkage and policy implications

There is a clear connection between environment and poverty and it can hardly be over emphasised. The more visible environmental problems are mostly seen in the case of exhaustive resources which are in constant danger of depletion from excessive use, particularly in a developing country such as Bangladesh.

This paper is based on a study attempted to understand the relationship between poverty and environment which was conducted in the Tangail district in Bangladesh. The findings are based on site visits, interviews, and a small questionnaire survey. The paper is presented with a general overview on poverty and deforestation, different dimensions and linkages between environment and poverty, and a brief summary of available literature on poverty-environment nexus. It attempts to validate both primary and secondary findings in the context of the socioeconomic condition of the study area. Finally, it discusses some policy recommendations and delineates further scope for research on this ground.

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