Geopolitics and geological location of the countries play a major role in climate change and its effects on people, said experts at the 9th International Water Conference. The two-day-long 9th International Water Conference is taking place at a hotel in Dhaka with the theme "Water, River and Climate Change: Creating Space for Resilience". The conference laid emphasis on ten thematic areas, including understanding the nexus of climate change and rights of rivers. Prof Imtiaz Ahmed, teacher at the Department of International Relations at the University of Dhaka, presented the keynote paper. "Geopolitics plays a major role in climate change. The planet-warming emissions generated during the first two months of the war in Gaza were higher than the annual carbon footprint of more than 20 of the world's most climate-vulnerable nations," he said.