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New Climate Parliament group in Bangladesh announced after election

Updated: Apr 5

On 1st of April in Dakka, Bangladesh, during the new committee Announcement of Climate Parliament Bangladesh, Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, MP, Hon'ble Speaker of the Bangladesh Parliament emphasized the importance of regional cooperation in addressing climate change and lauded the role of Climate Parliament regional and international networks for championing the cause of building regional platforms. In a widely attended meeting by newly-elected parliamentarians, Ministers, senior government officials, representatives from embassies, bilateral and multilateral institutions, the private sector, funding, and civil society organizations, Dr. Shirin invited Climate Parliament for discussions on future programmatic collaborations with Parliament at national and regional levels.

Mr. Saber Hossain Chowdhury, MP, Hon'ble Minister of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change, and Chief Patron, Climate Parliament Bangladesh outlined the present and future initiatives of the Bangladesh Government on the environment and climate change and hoped that Climate Parliament will continue to take dynamic legislative and parliamentary roles in the future.


Nasrul Hamid, State Minister for Power, said: 'The Climate Parliament Committee was the main force behind me in setting up SREDA.' He also mentioned that the energy transition and green energy in Bangladesh have multiple challenges, and Climate Parliament has an important role to play.


Climate Parliament Bangladesh Chairperson Mr. Tanvir Shakil Joy, MP, gave the welcoming remarks, and Mr. Nahim Razzaq, MP, Convenor, presented the plan of activities for 2024. Mr. Nick Dunlop, Founder, and Chief Strategy Officer, Climate Parliament, and Dr. Sumedha Basu, Policy Advisor, Climate Parliament, also addressed the meeting. The event was hosted by Earth Society, the secretariat of Climate Parliament Bangladesh.


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