Dhaka’s Chief Heat Officer Calls for Temperature Reduction Initiative
According to Bangladesh’s Chief Heat Officer for the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center, Bushra Afrin, the efficiency of the human body declines at high temperatures. The summer after this one could be much hotter. The complex natural issues like climate change and global warming must be dealt with, and we must be ready. The temperature in the city of Dhaka can be lowered by coordinated efforts.
The Center for Atmospheric Pollution Studies (CAPS) and the Bangladesh Resource Center for Indigenous Knowledge (BRC) co-hosted a round table discussion on “Rising Urban Temperature: Causes and Actions” on Wednesday, October 4, in the conference room of the Press Institute Bangladesh (PIB).
Bushra Afrin added that we are focusing on climate migration while also trying to establish a city network. It is important to adapt as much as possible and look for mitigation strategies. Additionally, trees need to be planted across the city in various locations. Trees should be planted on the home’s roof, if possible. It will control shaving at high temperatures.
Professor M. Shahidul Islam, the chairman of the Dhaka University Department of Geography and Environment and vice president of the Bangladesh Environment Movement (Bapa), presided over the meeting. The distinguished guest was Emeritus Professor of Stamford University Bangladesh, while the chief guest was Member of Parliament Advocate Khodeja Nasreen Akhter Hossain. Mr. Feroz Ahmed. Professor Dr. Ahmad Kamruzzaman Majumdar is the director of the Center for the Study of Atmospheric Pollution (CAPS). The Bersik coordinator welcomed everyone to the gathering with a welcome speech. Jacobi Alam.