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Focus on capacity building to combat climate change

International confce ends at IUB

FE Report | January 12, 2019 00:00:00

Capacity building of the local communities on disaster management can lessen the negative impact of climate change, experts opined at a conference in the city on Friday.

They gave the opinion at the closing ceremony of the three-day International Climate Knowledge Conference held at Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB).

International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) organised the conference, said a press release.

ICCCAD director Dr Saleemul Huq highlighted the importance of proper studies on disaster management, wetland management, measuring loss and damage, natural resource management (NRM), renewable energy and resilient livelihood.

If the local inhabitants can be provided with proper knowledge and training on the matters, climate change induced losses can be reduced significantly, he said.

The speakers also discussed the issues like adaptation technology, ecosystem resilience, health, migration opportunities, food security and so on.

General Economics Division (GED) member Dr Shamsul Alam spoke as the chief guest while Bangladesh Center for Advanced Studies (BICAS) executive director Dr Atiq Rahman, Action Aid-Bangladesh country director Farah Kabir and Friendship executive director Runa Khan , among others, were present.

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