Today marks the start of the first London Climate Action Week – a week of events across the city that bring together London’s climate expertise to focus on taking local, national and international action on climate change.
Climate change challenges: lessons from Bangladesh
Our contribution to London Climate Action Week is a joint event with the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) to share emerging knowledge on how to tackle climate change globally. Focusing on Bangladesh, which has often been highlighted as a hotspot of climate vulnerability due to its geographical and economic context, our panel of speakers will share their insights into how the country is now on the path to becoming climate resilient and the lessons we can all learn from this.
Our speakers include Her Excellency Saida Muna Tasneem, the Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK, Ireland and Liberia, and permanent representative of Bangladesh to the International Maritime Organization; Saber Hossain Choudhury, a Member of the Bangladeshi Parliament; Dr Saleemul Huq, an expert on the links between climate change and sustainable development, and the Director of ICCCAD since 2009; and Professor Sir David King, who was the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Special Representative for Climate Change between 2013 and 2017.
Join us for an evening of discussion that will leave you with an appreciation that Bangladesh is not a victim of climate change, but a country which has much to offer the rest of the world around adaptation and mitigation.
Climate change challenges: lessons from Bangladesh is a free event taking place at the Society on Monday 1 July at 7.00pm. Book your free place now.
A tale of two rivers
We have also made the recording of our recent Monday night lecture A tale of two rivers available for everyone to watch online until Monday 8 July. In this lecture RGS-IBG grant recipients, Katie Arnold and Karen Darke recount their separate journeys along two rivers: the Murray and the Naryn. Whilst challenging themselves, they discovered the difficulties faced by the people who rely on rivers for their livelihoods – including the impacts of climate change.
Watch A tale of two rivers.
Want to watch more of our lectures online? Attending our Monday night lectures and catching up online is included as part of our membership packages. So why not join us today?
Find out more about London Climate Action Week.