JU Correspondent: The leader's summit is going to be held on April 22 under the leadership of US President Joe Biden. Hopefully, this summit is going to be his Cop-26 conference in Glasgow next November. On this occasion, the Green Environment Movement, an environmentalist and voluntary organization of Bangladesh organized a webinar titled 'Five Years of the Paris Agreement: Bangladesh's Risk of Global Climate Change' on Wednesday (April 21) and Assistant Professor of Geography and Environment at Jagannath University.
This webinar was conducted by Md. Mohiuddin Mahi. Shamshad Nawrin, Associate Professor and Full Bright Scholar, Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Dhaka University, presented the paper at the seminar. Dhaka University Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies in the program. Rafiqul Islam said, "With climate change, the number of climate refugees is increasing day by day, so their rehabilitation should be given importance in the Paris Agreement."
Md. Faruk Hossain, a teacher in the Department of Geography and Environment at the same university, said that the implementation of the Paris Agreement is possible if the current government works on the framework of climate change disaster. Environmental journalist Gouranga Nandi said, "Cyclones and salinity are increasing in the south-western region of Bangladesh due to climate change."
Mr. Delwar Hossain, President of the organization and Forest and Environment Secretary of Awami League, said in the webinar that the Bangladesh government is already aware of the impact of climate change, that is why Bangladesh is ahead in tackling climate change disaster and for this Hon'ble Prime Minister Deshratna, Sheikh Hasina has garnered much praise and honor from world leaders.
Also present at the seminar were Habibur Rahman, an environmental journalist at Ekattar TV, and Dr. Asan Research Institute of Japan. Emadul Islam and environmental researcher and freelance journalist Saiful Azam. It is to be noted that the Green Environment Movement has planted one crore of trees on the occasion of the birth centenary of Bangabandhu in all its meetings, seminars as well as in providing a green environment.