Climate activists have called on the government not to continue with coal-based projects. They also urged policymakers for more environment-friendly policies.
They also called for better coordination between policy makers, scientists, researchers, and mass citizens to take decisions on energy, climate change, and sustainable developments.
These calls were made during Friday’s press conference, jointly organized by Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon(BAPA) and Bangladesh Environment Network(BEN), at the Dhaka Journalers’ Unity.
They said that discussions between scientists and researchers are necessary to make decisions in the best interest of the country’s people.
“In our conferences, I try to bring them all together. “We hope it is possible for all problems to be solved through collective efforts,” Sultana Kamal, President of BAPA, stated at the press conference about annual preparations for energy, climate change, and sustainable development.
In his keynote speech, Dr NazrulIslam thanked policymakers and urged them not to cancel similar projects which are not friendly to the environment.
BAPA and BEN will be focusing on the new challenges facing the country’s energy sector at their annual conference.
The conference preparation committee Member secretary and BAPA General Secret Sharif Jamil moderated. Dr Ahmed Badruzzaman was able to attend virtually. Professor M Firoz Ahmed, Vice President of BAPA, and Sharif Jamil were both present.
Sharmin Murshid was present, along with Khandaker Gulam Moazzem and Dr. Mahmudur Rahman, members of conference preparation committee. Raoman Smita, Ibnul Sayeed Rana and Raoman Smita, were also present in the media conference.
The BAPA-BEN annual conference, in collaboration with Stamford University is scheduled for 11-12 February 2022.