BRICS women MPs address climate change issue

RSTV Bureau
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan lighting the lamp at the inaugural session OF First Meeting of BRICS Women Parliamentarians’ Forum at Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha Chamber in Jaipur on Saturday.

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan lighting the lamp at the inaugural session OF First Meeting of BRICS Women Parliamentarians’ Forum at Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha Chamber in Jaipur on Saturday.

Laying emphasis on global cooperation to address the challenge of climate change, women parliamentarians from BRICS nations today expressed the need for coordination and balance between economic development and environment protection for sustainable development.

The women parliamentarians, who are in the city for the two-day meeting of their Forum, shared their experiences and initiatives taken by their respective countries in the area of climate change on the last day of the meeting today.

Lok Sabha MP Bhavna Gawali, who chaired the session on ‘Containing Climate Change-Imperatives of Global Cooperation’, said that India takes care of the issue of climate change in its development agenda and suggested that consistent efforts to get clean energy are needed in striking ecological balance in the race of development.

She said that stakeholders of BRICS, especially women parliamentarians, will have to work together in a better way to meet the challenge.

Brazilian MP Dorinha Seabra Rezende, who co-chaired the session, said the role of women parliamentarians can be crucial on the issue of climate change.

She said challenges like flood, drought and others are emerging out of the climate change and coordinated efforts are immensely needed at the global level.

She said that every nation should play its role actively in the area of climate change.

Rajya Sabha MP Vandana Chavan said that every nation should fulfill its commitment at the global, national and regional level to counter the challenge of climate change.

Brazilian MP Leandre informed the delegates about the initiatives taken up by her country to face the challenge and said the nations will have to adopt best practices to reduce green house gas emissions.

Russian MP Elena Bibikova also informed the delegates about Russia’s new climate plan.

Women Parliamentarians from South Africa and China also expressed their views during the discourse on the issue and presented solutions, according to a release.

(With input from agencies).