Bangladesh is facing a climate emergency. The low-lying country is a victim of unpredictable floods and cyclones that are destroying homes, schools and entire villages.
Communities are being forced to migrate to Dhaka, the country’s capital, and live in claustrophobic, dirty and dangerous slums.
On this special episode of Sky News ClimateCast host Katerina Vittozzi joins Anna Jones from the streets of Dhaka to share the eyewitness accounts of the Bangladeshi communities hit by the impacts of climate change. They’re joined by climate special envoy Abul Kalam Azad who tells them why action needs to be taken now to prevent other countries suffering the same fate as Bangladesh.
Plus, the Sky News crew reveal their behind the scenes highlights and challenges of filming in Bangladesh during a climate emergency and global pandemic.
Hosts: Anna Jones & Katerina Vittozzi
Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse
Newsgathering and guest: Michael Blair
Camera operator and guest: Dean Massey
Guest: Abul Kalam Azad