Birmingham conference to explore the issue of climate change in Bangladesh

Birmingham will play host to a major international conference aiming to tackle conservation and environmental issues in Bangladesh.

The Build Bangladesh: Environmental Education is a Basic Human Right even takes place at Birmingham City University’s Curzon Building tomorrow (July 20th).

Teachers, researchers and government figures from across the globe will visit the city to discuss how climate change is taught in one of the country’s most vulnerable to natural disasters.

Dr Lynsey Melville, reader in bioenergy and biorefining at Birmingham City University, said teaching was key to the success of the project, which is being run alongside the University of New South Wales.

“Education is a basic human right,” Dr Melville said. “According to UNICEF more than 75 million children across 35 of the poorest countries require more educational support.

“It is important that these children and their communities have a sound understanding of their environment and how to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change to secure their future well-being and economic growth.

“This workshop brings together some of the key actors across the UK to explore best practice in environmental education at the primary level and the outcomes of the workshop will inform a policy brief to be presented to the Bangladesh government.”

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