Awareness on climate change took the centrestage at a workshop. It aimed to bring attention to climate change and its causes. Held at the Arabian Gulf University (AGU) as part of preparing the 3rd national report on climate change in Bahrain, the event featured the participation of a broad number of university professors and experts from the Supreme Council of Environment, the United Nations Environment Programme and the National Oil and Gas Authority.
During the workshop, AGU President Dr Khalid bin Abdulrahman Al Ohaly welcomed the participants and the students who attended the workshop, praising Bahrain and the United Nations Environment Programme for their confidence in AGU.
He underlined the importance of promoting awareness of the climate change issue and the role of AGU in contributing to preparing parts of the 3rd report on climate change in Bahrain. From her part, Dr Asma Ali A.Rahman Abahussain, Deputy Dean for Technological Studies and a Professor of Earth Sciences and Environment in AGU, conducted a lecture on the methodology of integrated environmental analysis and how to apply it to the climate change issue to analyse policies of reduction and adaptation in Bahrain.
Thereafter, Dr Abdulhadi Abdulwahab, Professor of Water and Sand Relations, delivered a lecture on weather and climate change, while Acting Director of Planning and Policies in the Supreme Council of Environment Eng. Suzan Ajmawi presented statistics for Bahrain’s emission of greenhouse emission, based on the first and second reports for the Kingdom.
Meanwhile, Professor Ahmed Al Khouli, Professor of Architecture and Environment, explained the relationship between climate change and urban areas. Moreover, the Professor of Water Resources and Head of the National Strategy Team for Integrated Water Resources Management in the Kingdom, Professor Walid Waleed Zabari, reviewed the impact of climate change on water resources. For her part, Geophysical
and Environment Co., Dr Sabah Al Junaid explained the effect of the rising sea-level on the coast of the Kingdom. The participants also discussed in the workshop the most appropriate ways to integrate knowledge related to climate change in educational curricula and raise awareness and turn it towards the direction of philosophy, the principle of global thought and move locally and develop knowledge skills on climate change and its various impacts on Bahrain.