The impacts of climate change have become a part of the daily reality for South Asia. Various climate-related consequences i.e. higher temperatures, extreme weather patterns, melting glaciers, water scarcity and rising sea levels are going to endanger people’s lives across the region. Against this backdrop, Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies (BIPSS) is going to organize an Expert Roundtable on “The Security Implications of Climate Change in South Asia” on March 28-29, 2010 in collaboration with the International Alert in London, the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS) in Sri Lanka and the Peacebuilding and Development Institute in Sri Lanka (PDISL). The roundtable aims to initiate a discussion in South Asia on the relationship between climate change and conflict. It will bring together selected experts from the region as well as across the world to discuss the complexities of responding to climate change in conflict-affected contexts in South Asia, explore institutional responses to dealing with such risks and to identify issues of critical importance to managing the conflict risks associated with climate change.
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