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Parliamentarians agree to phase out fossil fuels

  • Shamim Jahangir from Sharm El Sheikh
  • 14 November, 2022 12:00 AM
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Parliamentarians agree to phase out fossil fuels

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Some 515 parliamentarians from different countries, including Bangladesh, have agreed to phase out fossil fuels in order to save the planet.

In addition, they stressed the need for a climate-friendly approach to creating a hunger-free world.

The outcome was discussed at the “Global Assembly of Parliamentarians for a Fossil Fuel Free Future” during the COP 27 at Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt on Saturday.

Saber Hossain Chowdhury, a member of the parliamentary standing committee on forest, environment, and climate change, stated: "We want to stop the production of fossil fuels so we can keep the temperature at 1 degrees Celsius.'

A decision was taken at the last COP conference to phase out fossil fuels. However, now we are taking action to stop their production in order to protect the environment, he said.

As a result of climate change, he said, food production is in serious danger.

The meeting resulted in a discussion about the exchange of compensation and damages due to climate change, he said.

In addition, parliamentarians agreed to phase out fossil fuels over time, he noted.

Climate change, they argue, may cause a recession in agriculture by 2023.

Additionally, they discussed reducing plastic products.