Successful Training on “Climate Change and its Adverse Effects on Developing Countries” for seven delegations of officers from the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh

From 8th August to 17th August 2017, the training program on “Climate Change and its Adverse Effects on Developing Countries” were successfully held by Asian Institute of Technology in Vietnam (AIT-VN) in cooperation with Salzburg University of Applied Science in Austria. The training program was held in Austria, Germany and France. The participants included 7 senior officers Local Government Engineering Department, Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives from the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. The delegation to Europe was led by Mrs. Nguyen Thi Bich Hoa – the training coordinator of AITVN.

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The training was implemented on the platform of lecture and field visit with a view to the experience sharing and idea exchange on climate change adaptation in the coming countries. The presentation at the Centre for Global Change and Sustainability in Viena, Austria was highly appreciated by the participants. The Centre has many application researches in integration of climate change and human life. Climate change researches have been integrated into many social research institutes in Europe. In the presentation, several simulations implemented by BOKU was presented. They focused on research using modeling and simulation for many policy decisions of the city.

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The lecture revolved around the climate change in global context. “In the period since 1880 the global average surface temperature has increased by almost 1oC. In Austria, the warning was closed to 2oC, half of which has occurred since 1980. These changes are mainly caused by the anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) and the human activities. The contribution of natural climate variability to global warning most likely represents less than half of the change as shared by Prof. Helga Kromp-Kolb. The lecture also noted that the impacts of climate change are different region by region, and different commitments on emission reduction are ready in place. The goal to limit the global temperature increase to 2oC compared to pre-industrial times is considered as necessary to limit dangerous climate change impacts.

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Besides, the field visit to a climate change impacted place - Kitzsteinhorn gave participants a closer look into the climate change status and some mitigation response in Austria. It also gave all participants a deep impression on the status of climate change in Europe.

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In general, the program was assessed to be successfully implemented with high training quality, satisfactory organization and logistics arrangement by the participants.





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