Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury called for joint efforts to address the adverse effects of climate change.
“Joint efforts should be made to address the adverse effects of climate change. In this regard, innovative thinking from the youth can bring dynamism,” she said.She was speaking virtually as the chief guest at the closing and award distribution ceremony of the Global Youth Climate Summit-2021 organised by the Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center on Friday on the occasion of the golden jubilee of the country’s independence.
The Speaker thanked the Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center for arranging such event to bring together young people from different continents to build leadership skills and provide them with the necessary knowledge and tools to cope with the adverse effects of climate change.
She said according to Global Climate Risk Index 2019, Bangladesh is ranked seventh among the risky countries due to climate change.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has adopted ‘Delta Plan-2100’ to address this risk, she added.
“According to the steps taken by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh is working to address the effects of climate change. In this context, the new and innovative thinking presented by various participants in the summit organized by the Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center is inspiring and commendable,” said Dr Shirin Sharmin.