Speaker seeks effective commonwealth voice on climate issue


PV Desk : Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) executive committee chair and Jatiya Sangsad speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury today sought effective commonwealth role in addressing the climate change issue as member states including Bangladesh were exposed to its wrath.

Dr Shirin came up with the remarks while addressing the opening session of the 36th Small Branches Conference of the 63rd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) -2017 at Hotel Radisson Blu here.

She said Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries in terms of adverse impact of climate change.

Terming climate change as the a global concern, Dr Shirin said small countries are more vulnerable to adverse impact of climate change than devolved countries.

Global attention as well as collaborative efforts must be made to deal with the challenges, she said, adding this is an urgent need of the earth.

Over corruption, the CPA chairperson said the role of parliament in combating corruption is not confined to small branches, but it is a fact of global phenomenon.