Conference on Community Based Adaptation (CBA) To Climate Change held at SUST
A day long ‘Divisional Conference on Community Based Adaptation (CBA) to Climate Change’ was held at central auditorium of Shahahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), Sylhet on 18 March 2012.
Vice Chanceloor Professor Dr. Md. Saleh Uddin addressed the opening session of the conference as chief guest. He said, ‘We are at the risk of various natural calamities as a result of emission of green house gas from developed countries. Now the way to minimize the risk is to adapt with the changing situation. But we are not able to cope with. So, scientists and researchers should pay attention to find out a solution to mitigate this problem.
He also expressed concern over Tipai Muhk Dam which may bring effect on ecosystem of Haor areas.
The conference jointly organized by ARCAB, CARE Bangladesh and department of Forestry and Environmental Science of SUST was chaired by Professor Dr. Narayan Saha, Dean, School of Agriculture and Mineral Science of SUST.
Special guest Dr. Muhammad Zafr Iqbal said, whenever we discuss about climate change and adaptation we should come up with answer to some questions: who are responsible for climate change and who are to be blamed for emission of green house gas? I don’t believe in adaptation when others bring climate change. He requested attention of keynote speaker to mention about Tipai Mukh Dam in his paper.
Dr. Ahsan Uddin Ahmed, Keynote speaker and Director of Center for Global Change, said in the paper, ‘there is any hardly research on vulnerability of Hoar ecosystem to climate change. This provides an indicator of specific backwardness of the areas under Haors. One must embark upon a research immediately on this issue. SUST can be the right institution to take lead on this’.
Professor Dr. Elias uddin Biswas, Treasurer of SUST, Dr. Syed Iqbal Ali, Project Director of ARCAB and Jemi e Terzi, Assistant Country Director of CARE Bangladesh addressed the session as special guests.
Mohammad Redoan and Farzana Raihan both Assistant Professor of Forestry and Environmental Science department, moderated the opening session followed by four technical sessions.