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Date: 2022-12-28

IEEE Distinguished Lecture on “The Climate Change Challenge IEEE’s Role in Bringing Technology to Meet the Challenge” by Prof. Saifur Rahman, IEEE President Elect- 2022 held at Ahsanullah University of Science & Technology (AUST)

Department of EEE, AUST in association with IEEE AUST Student Branch and IEEE Power & Energy Society Bangladesh Chapter arranged IEEE Distinguished Lecture Program at VC Seminar Room on December 28, 2022. Prof. Saifur Rahman, IEEE President-Elect 2022, delivered his speech on “The Climate Change Challenge IEEE’s Role in Bringing Technology to Meet the Challenge” as the keynote speaker of the event. Professor Dr. Muhammad Fazli Ilahi, honorable Vice Chancellor, AUST was present as the chief guest of the event. Among others, Prof. Dr. Mahbubur Rahman, Pro-VC, AUST, Prof. Dr. Shahidul Islam Khan, Founding Chair, IEEE Bangladesh Section & Professor, BRAC University, Dr. Md. Mahbub Ul Alam, Chairman, Board of Directors, Social Islami Bank Limited, Professors and faculty members from different departments were present. More than 100 students were present and took part in the interactive question & answer session. Prof. Dr. Tareq Aziz, Head, Dept. of EEE conducted the event. It may be mentioned that, fossil fuel based electricity production is responsible for roughly 30% of carbon emissions globally. A rising level of greenhouse gas emissions, its effect on life and property, food production and human productivity on the planet are raising alarm in the civil society, among policy makers and industry leaders. 

At the same time, there is a tension between industrialized nations and emerging economies about the approach to global decarbonization efforts in the electric power, transportation, ICT, buildings, agriculture and the manufacturing sectors. In his speech Prof. Saifur Rahman addressed not only the causes and effects of carbonization but also focused on the possible mitigation opportunities. The event concluded with a vote of thanks.