A. K. Enamul Haque, PhD, will present "Climate Smart Cities in Bangladesh."
Climate driven heavy rainfall and storm surges are responsible for more frequent flooding in fast-growing South Asian cities with poor drainage and improperly managed solid waste. Exposed cities are at risk of immediate costs from losses in life, assets and productivity and by the disease outbreaks from waterlogged drains and contaminated drinking water.
Cities in Bangladesh are exploring creative strategies to deal with the problem effectively and efficiently. This talk will highlight three strategies to make the city climate resilient. The case of the city of Sylhet, a metropolitan city in northeastern Bangladesh, will be presented to showcase an innovative approach.
Haque is a professor of economics at East West University (Dhaka, Bangladesh), Director of Economic Research Group, Executive Director of Asian Center for Development, and a Member of the Steering Committee and the Advisory Committee of the South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE).
He is an environmental economist with teaching, research and popular articles on climate change, agriculture and urban issues in developing countries with particular focus on South Asia in general and Bangladesh in particular.
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