Finding hope in climate activism

Episode 16

Hosts: Carol Eugene Park & Jeevan Sangha
Carol Eugene Park and Jeevan Sangha

When UBC economics student Abul Bashar Rahman was in ninth grade, he learned that one-third of his country, Bangladesh, would be underwater by 2050 as a result of climate change. This realization set him on a path towards climate action that took him as a UBC delegate to COP27 in Egypt in 2022 and inspired him to cycle across Bangladesh to see the effects of climate change first-hand and hear the stories of some of the people most affected by it. In this episode, Carol and Jeevan speak to Bashar about some of the key moments in his activism and storytelling journey.

This episode is Part 1 of the Climate Change and Environment series. You can listen to Part 2 here.

Links from this episode:
Twitter/X: Carol / Jeevan
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UBC Arts E-Co-Op Program (UBC program Bashar is enrolled in)
Abul Bashar's LinkedIn
Stories of Change Film (Bashar'ss Documentary)
Stories of Change Website (Website for the Bashar's climate work)
Atlas  (Climate atlas for Bangladesh) 


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