Speaker stresses climate subsidy as immediate step...

Dhaka, Wednesday   08 December 2021

Speaker stresses climate subsidy as immediate step

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 09:38 PM, 26 October 2021   Updated: 09:39 PM, 26 October 2021

Speaker of Parliament Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury spoke at a virtual international meeting of Climate Vulnerable Forum-Global Parliamentary Group on Tuesday; Photo: Collected

Speaker of Parliament Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury spoke at a virtual international meeting of Climate Vulnerable Forum-Global Parliamentary Group on Tuesday; Photo: Collected

Speaker of Parliament Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury today urged major world economies to subsidize climate-vulnerable countries to negate the climate change impacts as the world leaders are set to join the COP 26 in Britain’s Glasgow next month.

“We are calling upon the developed nations to provide subsidies to climate-vulnerable countries as a quick measure during COP 26,” she told a virtual international meeting of Climate Vulnerable Forum-Global Parliamentary Group.

Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and Global Center on Adaptation (CCA) co-sponsored the meeting ahead of the COP 26 while Chaudhury sought joint efforts of all to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

“To keep global temperatures below 1.5 degrees Celsius, we need to work together to cut greenhouse gas emissions, achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement and finalize the Paris Rulebook,” she said. 

Noting that Bangladesh is committed to implementing all the climate pledges, the Speaker said Bangladesh has already taken the ‘Mujib Climate Prosperity Plan’.

She said a global effort is urgent now to protect the planet by addressing planetary emergencies. 

Chaired by Honorary IPU President Saber Hossain Chowdhury, the function was addressed, among others, by GCA President Ban Ki-moon, IPU Secretary General Martin Chungong, Maldives Speaker Mohammad Nasheed, Philippines Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda and Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom Darren Jones.

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