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8 March 2023 - 8 March 2023

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Lecture theatre MHL403, Durham University Business School, Mill Hill Lane, Durham, DH1 3LB. Room MHL417 will operate as a cloak room.

  • Free.

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This panel discussion for staff and students will explore the emergence of Bangladesh as a leader in international negotiations on climate change and how the country will balance its fast economic growth with its sustainability agenda. This free event will also include lunch and networking.

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An aerial view of a shoreline featuring trees and buildings

Fixing our Climate: The Bangladesh Perspective 

In the last few years Bangladesh has emerged as a leader in the international negotiations on climate change. As a signatory of the Paris Agreement, Bangladesh has pledged to reduce GHG emissions by 15% with respect to Business as Usual by 2030. The stakes are high as transition to a more sustainable economy must be coupled with sustained economic growth and inequality reduction. Will Bangladesh continue to lead and be a beacon for emerging economies?  Is the fast economic growth of Bangladesh consistent with its sustainability agenda? Who will gain and lose from this transition? What is the role of international cooperation for Bangladesh's journey towards net zero?  

Booking in advance is required using this form. Registration closes on 10 February.

Confirmed panellists include:

  • Dr Bayes Ahmed,  Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR), University College London (UCL) and Director UCL Humanitarian Institute
  • Dr Sakib Amin, Associate Professor of Economics, North South University, Bangladesh 
  • Professor ASM Maksud Kamal, Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Dr Mahfuz Kabir, Director, Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Bangladesh 
  • Dr Laura Marsiliani (Chair), Associate Professor of Economics and Co-Director Centre for Environmental and Energy Economics, Durham University Business School
  • Dr Habib Rahman, Associate Professor of Economics, Durham University Business School


Time Activity Location
12:00pm Buffet lunch and networking Lounge
1:00pm Signature Event MHL 403, Lecture Hall
3:00pm Tea, coffee and networking Lounge