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Adaptation and resilience: what's been done and what's next?

Time (GMT +00) 13:00 14:30


Saleemul Huq @SaleemulHuq – Director, International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), Bangladesh

Simon Maxwell @SimonMaxwell001 – Senior Research Associate, ODI

Keynote speakers 

Khurshid Alam @khurshidundp – Assistant Resident Representative, UNDP

Dame Julia King, Baroness Brown of Cambridge – Chair of the Committee on Climate Change’s Adaptation Committee and Chair of the Carbon Trust


Abul Kalam Azad @TheCVF – Special Envoy of the Climate Vulnerable Forum Presidency, Bangladesh

Atiq Rahman – Executive Director, Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS)

Rebecca Nadin – Director of Programme, Global Risks and Resilience, ODI

Anu Jogesh @anujogesh – Policy and Governance Lead, Acclimatise South Asia


As one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to the impacts of climate change, Bangladesh has experienced first-hand the devastating impact it can have on people, the environment and the economy. The country has become a global leader on adapting to a changing climate and since 2016 has invested more than $6 billion dollars into adaptation activities. The UK’s climate is also changing. Its ten warmest years on record have all occurred since 1990 and the country is increasingly vulnerable to flooding and coastal change, water shortages, food insecurity, pests and disease.

A panel of experts from the UK and Bangladesh will give insights on climate adaptation from both countries’ perspectives followed by a moderated discussion with questions from the audience.

This event is part of the UK-Bangladesh Climate Partnership Forum virtual series which is building momentum on the journey to COP26.

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