Youth groups need to involve to reduce air pollution


The severe impact of air pollution on public health in Bangladesh results in approximately 240,000 deaths annually. The World Health Organization (WHO) identifies air pollution as the most significant global public health threat. In Bangladesh, primary sources include brick manufacturing, vehicle emissions, and kilns, among others. The youth have a crucial role to play in addressing this issue. To this end, a seminar was conducted on Thursday, January 18, 2024, at 11 am in the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh’s conference room. This event was a collaborative effort between the Center for Law and Policy Affairs (CLPA), Open Sesame, the Japan Fund for Global Environment (JFGE), and the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB).

Speakers in the meeting said that adverse effects of air pollution are being observed in Bangladesh as well. To prevent air pollution, youth group should be formed, research activities should be conducted about air pollution, and the issue of air pollution should be given more importance in the education system. Many giant industrial establishments and factories are constantly being built in our country, it is necessary to modernize and monitor the waste disposal system of these industrial establishments and factories.

Representatives from the Center for Law and Policy Affairs (CLPA) included Md. Aminul Islam, Program Head; Kamrunnisa Munna, Policy Analyst; Md. Atiqur Rahman, Finance and Admin Officer; Prof. AFM Sarwar, Consultant; and Tarikuzzaman Yen. Additionally, Ahmed Abidur Razzak Khan, PhD, Assistant Professor of General Education at ULAB; Md. Shahidul Islam Khandkar, Program Coordinator; and Shahana Afroz Chowdhury, PhD, Agent at the Center for Sustainable Development, were among the various attendees present.

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