Bridging the climate gap between Britain and Bangladesh, November 2012

Monday 19 November 2012, 19.30 - 21.30

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Venue: Committee rooms 4 & 5, City Hall, London (opposite The Tower of London)

On behalf of Practical Action and Murad Qureshi AM, you are invited to a unique event: ‘Bridging the climate gap between Britain and Bangladesh’. This event will provide you with the opportunity to learn more about and find out what you can do to help climate victims in Bangladesh.

At the end of June unprecedented rains resulted in over one hundred people being killed in Bangladesh and over a quarter of a million losing their homes. Bangladesh is on the front line of climate change, but what can the UK Bangladeshi community do about it?


  • Murad Qureshi, London Assembly Member
  • Nazmul Chowdhury, Manager of Pathways from Poverty project in Bangladesh, Practical Action
  • Dr Saleemul Huq, Senior Fellow, International Institute for Environment and Development
  • Bangladesh High Commissioner – Mr Mohamed Quayes


19.30 - 19.45 - Introduction
                           Simon Trace, Chief Executive, Practical Action

19.45 - 20.30 - Speakers

20.30 - 21.00 - Call to Action
                           What you can do to help Nazmul Chowdhury

21.00 – 21.30 Refreshments and networking

We would like the event to be as interactive as possible.
Please bring along your mobile phone as we will be launching our #adaptnow twitter campaign and will be asking people to ‘live tweet’ messages to Ed Davey MP, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, during the event.

This event is strictly by invitation only. To register your interest in attending, please RSVP by 12 November 2012 to Nikki Salih at

@DECCgovuk Did you know Westminster could be under water by 2100? As could Bangladesh. #adaptnow #COP18

@DECCgovuk Please ensure climate change adaptation is central to @UN_ClimateTalks #adaptnow #COP18

@DECCgovuk People in Bangladesh are living with climate change now. Put adaptation at the top of your agenda. #adaptnow #COP18

@DECCgovuk Currently, less than 10% of climate finance is spent on adaptation – we want this to increase to 50%. #adaptnow #COP18

For further information about the event, please contact Victoria Jolly, Practical Action Project Assistant, on +44 (0)1926 634442 or email


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