Home Staff Login Career Contact FAQ
     
     
              

ICCCAD Developing Courses: “Urban Adaptation to Climate Change”.

Independent University, Bangladesh held a short course organized by The International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) from 12th -18th July, 2012 on “Urban Adaptation to Climate Change”.

ICCCAD is a partnership with the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS). They held their tenth course programme on urban infrastructure and climate change challenges and how it will affect developing and developed countries. Along with Bangladeshi individuals there were also international participants that attended from Bhutan, India, Kenya, Indonesia, Philippine, Thailand, Nepal and Zimbabwe.

In its first session the introductory speech was given by Dr. Saleemul Huq, the director of ICCCAD and for the remaining part of the course the facilitators were David Dodman, a senior researcher in Human Settlements and Climate Change Group and team leader of the program “Cities and Climate Change”, and David Satterthwaite, a senior fellow in the Human Settlements and Climate Change Group and team leader of the programme Urban Poverty and Local Organization at IIED.

Dr. Atiq Rahman, Executive Director of BCAS, also attended the course on one occasion and in his visit he expressed his views on a few concerns on urbanization. He said that the biggest dilemma of urbanization is the rate at which there is internal displacement of people, leading people to move to urban areas from rural areas,  mostly due to work opportunities that may be available and the push and pull factor causing migration to be rapid. In Dhaka City one third of the population lives in the slums, as displaced people from river bank eroded villages moved and relocated to the city. He also mentioned that the Inter Government Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has identified a new challenge to bring sustainability into agriculture in urban areas which is called peri-urban agriculture. Therefore, climate change, urbanization, population displacement and development are all part of one common package, and focus on urbanization and climate change can be a part of this large spectrum. He ended his speech by wishing the participants to build a city which is more habitable in the future.

 At the end of the course certificates were awarded to the participants on completing the course. 

 

Articles

More Articles

Newsletters


BEN

Clime Asia
Click to See Previous Newsletters

Recognition

Nobel Peace Prize in 2007
Dr. Atiq Rahman is a well recognized global leader in sustainable development. He was a lead author of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report, which received Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. He was a recipient of this Noble Peace Prize with other scientists.
Champions of Earth
Dr Atiq Rahman has been awarded the UN Highest Award for Environment 'Champions of the Earth 2008'. This award recognizes the extraordinary leadership and his contribution to environmental issues, sustainable development and climate change.
Paribesh Padak
"Bangladesh National Environment Award - 2008" Dr. Atiq Rahman, Executive Director of BCAS, received the Award from the Government of Bangladesh for Environmental Research and Technology Innovation.
 
 
 
 
Climate
Climate Change And Development Link
Dhaka
Dhaka City - State Of Environment (SOE) 2005
Facing
Facing Up To Climate Change In South Asia
Promoting
Promoting Eco-Friendly Agricultural Practices in the Chanda Beel/Area
Adverse
Adverse Impacts of Climate Change on Development of Bangladesh Integrating Adaptation Into Policies and Activities
Adverse
Adverse Impacts of Climate Change on Development of Bhutan Integrating Adaptation Into Policies and Activities
Adverse
Adverse Impacts of Climate Change on Development of Nepal Integrating Adaptation Into Policies and Activities
Climate
Climate Change and The Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism Stories From The Developing World
South-North
South-North Dialogue On Equity In The Greenhouse A Proposal For An Adequate And Equitable Global Climate Agreement
Adaptation
Adaptation Day at Cop 9
Global
Global Environmental Outlook 3
Mainstreaming
Mainstreaming Adaptation To Climate Change In Least Developed Countries (LDCS)
Groundwater
Groundwater Resources and Development in Bangladesh Background to the Arsenic Crisis, Agricultural Potential and the Environment
The
The End of Development? Global Warming, Disasters and The Great Reversal of Human Progress
Natural
Natural Resource Management-Towards Better Integration
People’s
People’s Livelihoods at the Land-Water Interface Emerging Perspectives on Interactions between People and Floodplain Environment
People’s
People’s Livelihoods at the Land-Water Interface Emerging Perspectives on Interactions between People and Floodplain Environment
Global
Global Environment Outlook 2000
Amader
Amader Poribesh Our Environment (Training Manual)
Paribesh
Paribesh Biddya
Environment
Environment Profile: Bangladesh
Guide
Guide to the Environmental Conservation Act 1995 and Rules 1997
From
From Flood to Scarcity: Re-Defining The Water Debate In Bangladesh (Working Papers, Environment and Development Series No. 1)
Drinking
Drinking Water, Bathing and Sanitation The Risk to Human Health in Rural Bangladesh (School of the Environment, Environment and Development series No. 2, Working Papers)
Asia
Asia Least-Cost Greenhouse Gas Abatement Strategy (ALGAS)- Bangladesh
Vulnerability
Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change for Bangladesh
Exploding
Exploding the Population Myth: Consumption Versus Population - which is the Climate Bomb?
Wetland
Wetland Resource Management in Chanda BeeL
A
A New Initiative For North-South Dialogue On Climate Change Good Practices, Technology Innovation And New Partnership For Sustainable Development Challenges and Opportunities in Implementing the Climate
National
National Environment Management Action Plan (NEMAP) (4 vol)
     
 
Staff Login
Feedback: info@bcas.net
Total Visitors:   35038