World MPs to kick off Parliaments against Climate Change campaign on Sunday

Gamal Essam El-Din , Saturday 12 Nov 2022

The member countries of the Geneva-based Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) will kick off a campaign titled Parliaments against Climate Change on Sunday.



The campaign, which is part of the 6-18 November COP27 summit on climate change in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh, aims to mobilise world parliaments to take all measures necessary to safeguard human beings against the harmful results of climate change, according to an IPU statement.

"The campaign will also discuss the issue of climate justice, as most of the wealthy nations responsible for harmful fuel emissions declined to honour their financial commitments in the area of financing climate change adaptation in developing countries," said the statement, adding that "the campaign will also focus on the role of parliaments in speeding up the switch towards clean energy."

Speaker of Egypt's House of Representatives Hanafi Gibali said "MPs from more than 60 parliaments around the world will participate in tomorrow's campaign meeting, which will also tackle issues like the importance of stemming the phenomenon of the greenhouse effect, implementing sustainable development and achieving food security."

Gibali indicated that "tomorrow's IPU-organised meeting reflects the growing role of world parliaments in standing up to existential threats facing humanity, at the top of which is climate change."

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