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International Seminar 2010 on Climate Change & Environmental Challenges of 21st Century

Bangladesh is considered as the most threatened country in the world referring to climate change impact. The entire world is now positively conscious about the potential threat that is going to affect almost each and every parts of the planet in different magnitudes and in different dimensions. One significant aspect is the possible sea-level rise that is estimated to displace about one-third of the population of Bangladesh if it rises more than 3 meters from present average sea-level. Multiplied impacts are going to affect different aspects of the country such as food security, human health, biodiversity loss, etc., and finally, the impact will potentially affect other parts of the world through the world’s global partnership. 
The question appears whether the nation is ready to cope with the possible change. The impact of climate change may affect locally but its management must be global and the mega-issues can only be tackled if the entire earth unites to work together. So the seminar intends to address certain selected aspects which are imminent and burning and yet to be decided appropriately to outline a strategy and to show how and where we can work together to tackle the problem of the 21st century – the century which is going to be the most important in earth’s history. 
During the last several world meets, the national leaders have perpetually been unsuccessful due to proper understanding of three things – one is the reasons of crises, the second one is the depth and dimension of the effect, and the third one is the possible way of solution. The proposed seminar is a small effort to unite ideas and concepts to open up a path for better understanding of the three misunderstood goals.
The seminar will provide an opportunity to discuss current environmental issues, promote greater collaboration and strengthen the connection among scientists, policymakers and practitioners.
Seminar Objectives
  • To exchange knowledge and share information in environmental issues due to climate change.
  • To explore the use of new technologies and scientific knowledge in the study of environmental science.
  • To provide opportunities for decision makers, scientists, trainer and experts to share their expertise in order to find integrated and comprehensive solutions for climate change.
Seminar Topics
The seminar includes keynote lectures from renowned scientists of various disciplines. Scientists and experts will present papers in different scientific sessions. The program is organized in ten broad subthemes.
I. Climate Change and its impact on soil and water
II. Climate Change and biodiversity
III. Climate Change and human health
IV. Climate Change and International Conflict
V. Climate Change and agriculture
VI. Climate Change, Culture and Language
VII. Dimension of disasters and management
VIII. Technological mitigation of climate change impact
IX. Social mitigation of climate change impact
X. Policy issues-global and local
Submission of Abstracts
The abstract should contain a concise and informative title, author(s)’ name(s) and affiliation(s) including the complete postal address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address. The text should be limited to about 450 words and should be typed in 12pt Times New Roman in MS Word format.
The abstract should state briefly the statement of problems, methods and findings. Please provide a maximum of 6 keywords immediately after the abstract.
Abstracts must be submitted online, no later than 31 July 2010 (E-mail your abstract to the Secretary of the Organizing Committee: mostafaies@yahoo.com).
Important Dates
  • Deadline for Submitting Abstracts: 31 July 2010
  • Notification of Preliminary Acceptance: 30 August 2010
  • Deadline for Submitting Revised Abstracts: 21 September 2010
  • Notice of Final Acceptance: 1 October 2010
  • Seminar Starts: 7 December 2010
Registration Fees for Seminar
  • For local participants: BDT 500 (for professionals) and BDT 300 (for M.Phil. and Ph.D. fellows)
  • For delegates from SAARC countries: US$ 30
  • For delegates from rest of the world: US$ 60
Registration Form for Participation in Seminar
Registration Form can be downloaded from the Institute’s website: http://www.ru.ac.bd/ies/
Contact Details
Dr. M. Golam Mostafa 
Secretary, Organizing Committee,
Cell: +880-1556336488
Dr. Raquib Ahmed
Chair, Organizing Committee,
Institute of Environmental Science (IES)
University of Rajshahi,
Rajshahi, Bangladesh.
Telephone: +880-721-750930
Fax: +880-721-750064 (Attention: IES)
Institute Website: http://www.ru.ac.bd/ies/
University Website: http://www.ru.ac.bd/