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Call to introduce climate change curriculum at educational instts

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The Commemoration Ceremony for IPCC Lead Authors from Bangladesh on Receiving Nobel Peace Prize 2007 was held at the National Press Club in the city yesterday. From left are Mortaza Ahmed, Dr A Atiq Rahman, Dr CS Karim and Dr Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad.Photo: STAR

Environment experts yesterday stressed the need to introduce climate change curriculum at educational institutions to educate the young generation about it in order to help address the challenges posed by global warming.
The information about global climate change and its impacts should be disseminated in an easy-to-understand format to the general people, they said at the Commemoration Ceremony for Inter-governmental Panel for Climate Challenge (IPCC) Lead Authors from Bangladesh on Receiving Nobel Peace Prize 2007.
Climate Change Development Forum (CCDF) organised the programme at the National Press Club, with Environment and Forests Adviser Dr CS Karim in the chair.
Dr A Atiq Rahman and Dr Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad, the lead authors of the IPCC report from Bangladesh, and Mortaza Ahmed were also present at the programme.
Speaking at the ceremony, Environment and Forests Adviser CS Karim said the country would be affected badly due to global climate change, although it contributed little to the global warming process.
"So, we have to prepare the young generation to face the challenges," he added.
Dr Kholiquzzaman, chairman of Bangladesh Unnayan Parishad, said the global warming is happening faster than the scientists thought.
Countries across the world are now witnessing an increase in the number of natural calamities, he said, adding that Bangladesh would face a shortage of 20 lakh metric tons of foodgrain because of floods and the cyclone Sidr.
Dr Atiq Rahman said that if the sea rises by 30 centimetres due to climate change, all investment for development will be ruined in the next 30 years.
He stressed the need to formulate policies keeping the climate change issue in mind.

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