Bangladesh is one of the countries that will be most dramatically affected by climate change. A one metre sea level rise is expected to affect between 25-50 percent of the population, or up to 70 million people. Much of southern Bangladesh is already experiencing water-logging and salinity problems.
Despite this, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is considering funding
what will be one of the largest coal mines on earth in northern
Expected to affect nearly half a million people and result in widespread environmental destruction, the Phulbari coal mine has been vigorously opposed by people's groups within Bangladesh and non-government organisations around the world.
Professor Anu Muhammad is touring Australia. He is a Professor in the Department of Economics at Jahangirnagar University in Dhaka. He is originally from the Phulbari region and has been extensively involved in leading the civil society campaign against the Phulbari mine.
Sydney: 18 May, 10am, Edmund Rice Building, 9 Alexander Avenue, Croydon
Katoomba: 18 May, 4pm, Katoomba YHA, 207 Katoomba Street
Muswellbrook: 19 May, 7pm, Muswellbrook RSL, 113 Bridge Street
Newcastle: 20 May, 6pm, Royal Exchange, 32 -34 Bolton Street
Melbourne: 23 May, 6:30pm, Northcote High School, St Georges Road