‘Focus on adaptation for climate change impacts’

Staff Correspondent

26 February, 2020 12:00 AM printer

‘Focus on adaptation for climate change impacts’

University Grants Commission Member Professor Dr Muhammed Alamgir attends a training session on ‘Climate Change: Effects and Adaptation’ at Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology on Tuesday. — sun photo

University Grants Commission (UGC) member Professor Dr Muhammed Alamgir urged all to focus on adaptation instead of being panicked to the impacts of climate change.

He said this while addressing as the chief guest at inaugural ceremony of a two-day training session titled “Climate Change: Affects and Adaptation” jointly organised by Civil Engineering department of Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET) and Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering Research (CESER) on Tuesday morning.

“The affects due to climate change are not always negative. It can also bring positive affects,” observed Professor Alamgir.

“Our universities will have to focus more on research works to cope with the situation,” he added. CUET Vice Chancellor (VC) Professor Dr Md Rafiqul Alam in his speech said experts predict that one-third of Bangladesh will be submerged due to the serious threat of the climate change.

“In this scenario, we should not be panicked about it as we are hopeful of fruitful outcomes from the fundamental researches that our universities are carrying out,” he said. CESER Chairman Professor Dr Mosammat Farzana Rahman Juthy delivered the welcome speech at the seminar presided by Civil Engineering department Chairman Professor Dr Sudip Kumar Paul.