9th October 2021

Dhaka, Oct 9, 2021 (BSS) - Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury has underscored the need for formulating environment and climate-tolerant recovery plan in post Covid-19 situation.


"Unplanned investments and measures amid the COVID-19 pandemic could degrade the environment and cause climate damage by hampering the ongoing development. Therefore, it is important to formulate an environment and climate tolerant recovery plan after the COVID-19 situation," she said.


She was speaking at the 'Green Approaches to COVID-19 Recovery' session of the pre-COP 26 parliamentary meeting in Rome, Italy, jointly organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the Italian Parliament, a press release said here today.


Lord Speaker of the House of Lords John Francis McFall presided over the event.


President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies Roberto Fico and President of the Italian Senate Maria Elisabetta Casellati conducted it.


Shirin said Bangladesh has given priority to participatory green growth in the macroeconomic framework in the Eighth Five-Year Plan as a strategy to recover from COVID-19.


She thanked the Italian Parliament and the Inter-Parliamentary Union for organizing such an event.


The meeting was also attended by JS Whip Iqbalur Rahim, MP, Dipankar Talukder, MP, and Jafar Alam, MP, as members of the parliamentary delegation, the release added.

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