More than 20 million people live in the capital city of Dhaka under deteriorating environment and health risks. Air pollution is one of the reasons for Dhaka’s low position in the list of livable cities in the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) survey. A report by the Bangladesh Environment Department and the World Bank states that the 3 main sources of air pollution in Dhaka are brick kilns, vehicle fumes and dust from construction sites.
In view of this matter, a discussion meeting was held on Saturday 20 January 2024 at 11 am in the conference room of Dhaka International University-DIU in the presence of teachers and about 50 students. The program was organized under the auspices of Center for Law and Policy Affairs – CLPA, Open Sesame Japan and Dhaka International University-DIU and in collaboration with Japan Fund for Global Environment (JFGE).