Jahangirnagar University correspondent:
The first two volumes of Bangabandhu chair special issue titled ‘Energy, Disaster, Climate Change: Sustainability and Just Transitions in Bangladesh’ have launched in the International Energy Journal on Friday.
The wrapper of this edition of the journal featured by Bangladesh, was unveiled in a two day-long symposium organised by the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand.
Meanwhile, Bangabandhu chair professor at the school of Environment Resources and Development in AIT Joyashree Roy, assistant professor and chair at the school of Environment Resources and Development in AIT Indrajit Pal and the director of the Institute of Remote Sensing at Jahangirnagar University professor Sheikh Tawhidul Islam presented on the occasion as guest editors.
Marking the birth century of the Bangladeshi founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, this special edition of the journal has been published, containing a total of 30 scientific articles written by 76 experts from home and aboard.
Professor Sheikh Tawhidul Islam while presenting the paper said, ‘This edition of the journal will suggest on the possible policy priorities in energy sector and also in the disaster resilience for Bangladesh.’
‘The central theme of those volumes is how sustainable development and justice in the energy transition can be challenging while also opening up opportunities for Bangladesh in the coming decades’ he added.
Later, nine experts from different national and international agencies, presented their papers at a special session titled ‘Bangabandhu Chair Dialogue Panel’.
JU geography and environment department professor Mohammad Shariful Huda and Nurul Islam also presented their paper on the ‘Disaster management of Bangladesh’ at the program.