Climate Literacy Training held at IUB

Climate Literacy Training held at IUB

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Dhaka, May 28 – The River Conservation Club (RCC) organised a workshop titled ‘Climate Literacy Development Training’ on the campus on May 26, 2018. The workshop was held in association with Youth Environment and Social Development Society (YESDS) and Riverine People.
The workshop, according to a press statement, was organised to create a ‘climate-literate’ youth community on the campus.
More than 50 students from different disciplines participated in the workshop.
Md Abdul Khaleque, dean of the IUB’s environment and science and management school, inaugurated the workshop.
Speaking at the programme, he said, “Bangladesh is the worst climate-vulnerable country in the world. This kind of workshop is necessary for understanding the climate change and its impact.”
The main sessions of the training program were: Introduction to climate literacy and world climate simulation; Climate change, river, and youth leadership, Communicating climate change in the context of Bangladesh; and COP simulation using ‘C-roads’.
Also, the trainees learned the COP (Conference of Parties) processes in details through participating software based climate negotiation simulation.
During the workshop, the students took part in a practical session ‘Conference of Parties’ conducted using a special software ‘C-Roads’.
Officially, YESDS also announced its National Ambassadors Hunt in this workshop.
The core responsibilities to achieve the ambassadorship will be article publish on climate change issues in any media platform, developing a structured report on a specific topic related to climate change, and running a social media campaign.
Different faculty members, deans and administrative officers of the university were, among others, present at the programme. – Press release

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