British High Commissioner Robert Chatterton Dickson said Bangladesh has become distinguish exemplar on how to adapt to climate change impact and the effectiveness of responding to extreme weather events.
He made the comment as special guest at a book launch titled ‘Building Resilience to Climate Change through Craftsmanship’ virtually on Thursday. BRAC Climate Change Programme arranged the programme.
Dickson also added, “People who are most vulnerable to climate change will be made worse off in future due to increasing climate change impact. We have been working in Bangladesh in reducing the impact through our support in various sectors.”
Chairman of the Standing Committee on Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Saber Hossain Chowdhury MP graced the webinar as the chief guest.
Chaired by Asif Saleh, Executive Director of BRAC Bangladesh, the webinar was also graced by the presence of Dr Ainun Nishat, adviser to the Center for Climate Change and Environmental Research and ex-vice chancellor of BRAC University, Tamara Hasan Abed, Managing Director of BRAC Enterprises, Kate Sangster, First Secretary of the Australian High Commission and Head of DFAT, and others.
Saber Hossain Chowdhury said, “This book is not just a publication. It’s a story of Bangladesh. Bangladeshis has the natural ability to confront adversity and smile”
“Climate change impact will intensify and the recurrence of the climate hazards will increase in future. It is not practically possible to completely mitigate the impact of climate change. But we can fight through it by building our resilience and that’s exactly what BRAC has been doing.”