Perception of the Regional Political Leaders on Climate Change: A Study in Sylhet District in Bangladesh

Md. Shahabul Haque, Mohammed Gulzar Hussain


The paper has been designed to explore the perception of the regional political leaders on climate change. It explains the perception of the political leaders about general information, causes, and impacts of climate change. Therefore, the research design of the study was explorative and mostly descriptive. Probability sampling was used for sample selection. From the population of 367.58 respondents were selected by using Cochran’s formula. This study incorporated both primary and secondary sources of data. Data was collected through social survey and in-depth interview method from the study area. These pertinent data were analysed by different statistical method like percentage analysis, weighted mean index, chi-square method etc. It was found that most of the respondents’ perception about the climate change is satisfactory comparatively where perception about causes of climate change was better than the perception about impacts of climate change. Here, year of schooling was significantly associated with the respondents’ perception on climate change. On the other hand, involvement with voluntary organization is significantly associated with respondents’ perception about impacts of climate change. On the contrary, duration of the involvement with political party has no significant relation regarding to the perception of the political leaders on various aspects of climate change.


Climate change; Perception; Regional political leaders

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