From 2nd to 7th October 2021, MPs from the Climate Parliament group in Bangladesh visited several areas of the country affected by extreme climate events, including the Satkhira district, flooded during the Yaas Cyclone last June. This district lies on the edge of Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest in the world and critically threatened by rising sea levels and flooding from cyclones and heavy rains. The MPs also visited the Khulna, Gailbandha and Nilphamari regions. The MPs learned first-hand about the impacts of climate change and engaged with local communities on issues of climate mitigation and adaptation.
Climate Parliament MPs also visited renewable energy generation plants. The delegation called for increasing private sector investment in the renewable energy sector. The convener o
f the Climate Parliament group in Bangladesh, Hon. Nahim Razzaq MP, said that the Climate Parliament Bangladesh is working to implement a policy framework to create an investment-friendly environment by tackling the possibility and obstacles of the expansion of renewable energy.