Universities need to give due importance on climate change research, where capacity building would be the most crucial area, said discussants at a recently held seminar at Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) in the capital recently, said a press release.
The event was titled "The role of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) at the IUB in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and plans for the 26th annual Conference of Parties (COP26)".
Prof Saleemul Huq, director of IUB's ICCCAD, gave the keynote presentation. Judith Herbertson, head of DFID Bangladesh; Sudipto Mukerjee, resident representative of UNDP Bangladesh; and Dr Nurul Quadir, former additional secretary of Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, discussed various aspects of climate change and made implementable suggestions for upcoming COP26.
Matin Chowdhury, chairperson of IUB trustee board, and Prof Milan Pagon, vice chancellor (acting) of the university, assured everyone that necessary support to conduct effective research will be provided.
Prof Md Abdul Khaleque, dean of IUB's School of Environmental Science & Management, moderated the seminar.