Speaker of Parliament, Dr Jiko Luveni suggested that the global actions for climate change should, with urgency, be translated to national legislation’s and policies and to have in place, a Climate Change Bill.
This was part of the suggestions raised by the Speaker in her speech during the IPU Parliamentary meeting on
the occasion of the United Nations Climate Change Conference held at the University of Bonn.
Dr Luveni raised suggestions to build the capacity of parliaments to address the issue of climate change through its processes, given that climate change affects the economy, the social sectors, security, the productive sectors and all development
She adds that when scrutinizing Bills and Annual Reports, Standing Committee members should be climate change sensitive and report on how these Bills are affected by the effects of climate change.