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The world is facing severe challenges relating to climate change and the exploitation of environmental resources.  Parliaments have a key role in setting a country’s wider development vision, and in developing sound environmental policies in support of this vision.  This includes shaping a policy and regulatory framework that promotes mitigation of and adaptation to climate change, the development of renewable energy potential, and the provision of improved energy access and security, among others.  In addition to their law-making functions, parliaments should provide effective oversight to ensure that the legislation it passes is sufficiently funded and implemented, and that the citizens it represents are consulted and included in these decision-making processes. 

For more information, please visit our climate portal available in En, Fr and Ar or contact Reem Askar, Arab States Facilitator at

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