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Forum Spotlight on Climate Change Human Rights Impact at UN

Forum Spotlight on Climate Change Human Rights Impact at UN

Climate Vulnerable Forum Delegation Meeting and Thematic Debate on Climate Change and Human Rights 14 June 2017 – Palais des Nations, United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland Photo gallery of the event (flickr) A delegation Meeting of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) at Geneva in conjunction with the 35th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council focused

Statement on USA Paris Agreement Withdrawal

Download the statement (pdf, 0.1mb) The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in its capacity as Chair of Climate Vulnerable Forum released this statement following the announcement of a USA withdrawal from the Paris Agreement: We deeply regret the USA indication of withdrawal from the Paris Agreement announced by President Donald Trump on 1 June 2017.

Philippines Statement at Bonn

TROIKA PRESS STATEMENT – PHILIPPINES Climate Vulnerable Forum: Press Conference UN Climate Change Conference, Bonn, Germany, 17 May 2017 Download the Statement (English, PDF) H.E. Emmanuel M. De Guzman, Commissioner, Climate Change Commission, Office of the President, Republic of the Philippines: The Philippines is pleased to join our fellow vulnerable countries here today. Having concluded last

Press release : Climate Vulnerable Forum – Drive for greater climate action

Climate Vulnerable Forum – Drive for greater climate action United Nations Climate Change Conference at Bonn, Germany 17 May 2017 Download the Press Release (English, pdf 0.2mb) Photos of the event (Flickr)   Climate Vulnerable Forum: Drive for greater climate action — Progress made in Bonn climate talks — Vulnerable countries seeking enhanced cooperation Read the

Forum Statement at Bonn

Forum Statement: United Nations Climate Change Conference at Bonn, Germany – 17 May 2017 Download the Statement (English, PDF) Photos of the event (Flickr)   I am pleased to address you on behalf of the presidency of the Climate Vulnerable Forum. We are a group of nearly 50 nations representing more than one billion people most

V20 Ministerial Communiqué : Ministerial Dialogue IV

Ministerial Dialogue IV of the Vulnerable Twenty (V20) Group 23 April 2017 – Washington, DC Download the Communiqué (English, PDF, 453 kb) Photos of the event (Flickr)   The V20 countries are both the world’s most vulnerable economies and the most promising ones in terms of growth potential. That potential, along with our and other countries’

V20 economies announce new climate finance initiatives

Call for strong climate outcome at G20 Summit in July Download the Press Release (English, PDF, 96 kb) Photos of the event (Flickr) Washington, D.C., 23 April 2017 – Climate-vulnerable economies comprising the Vulnerable Twenty (V20) Group today expanded its membership, and announced it would pioneer innovation in climate finance to help secure continued economic development

Youth Message at 2016 Forum

Climate Vulnerable Forum High Level Meeting at COP22 18 November 2016 (10:00 am to 12:00 pm) Marrakech, Kingdom of Morocco Imane Boulberj and Abdelkrim Achache, Pupils at Al Hanane School Download the statement here. Read the school’s press release here (external link, French). Abdelkrim Achache and Imane Boulberj at the 2016 CVF Forum. Photo credit: Al

V20: Asia-Pacific Vulnerable Countries to Invest in Climate Action

VULNERABLE COUNTRIES FROM ASIA-PACIFIC MEET TO INVEST ON CLIMATE ACTION Download the Press Release (English, pdf 0.3mb) Photos of the event (flickr) MANILA, PHILIPPINES (8 March 2017) — Finance ministers and senior officials from 15 developing economies across Asia and the Pacific met today at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) headquarters in Manila to discuss

V20 Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting

V20 Asia-Pacific Regional Consultation and Workshop on Financial Protection against Climate and Disaster Risks Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines, Wednesday 8 March – Friday 10 March 2017 Representatives of the V20 finance ministries from across the Asia-Pacific Region will convene in Manila from 8-10 March in the first of three Regional Consultations the Group plans to hold in

V20 Chair Appeal to German G20 Presidency on Climate Change

V20 Chair Appeal to German G20 Presidency on Climate Change Opinion Editorial by H.E. Mr. Abraham Tekeste, Minister of Finance and Economic Cooperation of Ethiopia, for the Frankfurter Rundschau Read the original article (German, external link) After the paradigm-shifting year of 2015, with the Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement, it is now time for

Statement for Civil Society by Manuel Pulgar-Vidal at 2016 Forum

Climate Vulnerable Forum High Level Meeting at COP22 18 November 2016 (10:00 am to 12:00 pm) Marrakech, Kingdom of Morocco Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, WWF Global Climate and Energy Practice Lead We welcome the CVF vision for 1.5 degrees and 100% renewable energy. You represent the vulnerable people and their voices so we, as civil society, wish to share

Statement of H.E. Mattlan Zackhras, Marshall Islands, at 2016 Forum

Climate Vulnerable Forum High Level Meeting at COP22 18 November 2016 (10:00 am to 12:00 pm) Marrakech, Kingdom of Morocco H.E. Mr. Mattlan Zackhras, Minister in Assistance to the President, Marshall Islands I normally start my international talks by saying I bring the warm greetings of Yokwe from the Republic of the Marshall Islands. But Kathy

Statement of Mr. Vahakn Kabakian, Lebanon at 2016 Forum

Climate Vulnerable Forum High Level Meeting at COP22 18 November 2016 (10:00 am to 12:00 pm) Marrakech, Kingdom of Morocco Mr. Vahakn Kabakian, Head of Delegation, Ministry of Environment Honorable chair, Excellencies, Dear colleagues and friends, We are very pleased today to address the Climate Vulnerable Forum and confirm our willingness to join the CVF, because we

Opening Statement of H.E. Mr. Negash Kebret Botora, Ethiopia at 2016 Forum

Climate Vulnerable Forum High Level Meeting at COP22 18 November 2016 (10:00 am to 12:00 pm) Marrakech, Kingdom of Morocco H.E. Mr. Negash Kebret Botora, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the United Nations in Geneva Excellencies, Madame Executive Secretary, Distinguished Representatives and Heads of Delegation, Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is my honour to welcome

Chair Statement of H.E. Gemedo Dalle, Ethiopia at 2016 Forum

Climate Vulnerable Forum High Level Meeting at COP22 18 November 2016 (10:00 am to 12:00 pm) Marrakech, Kingdom of Morocco H.E. Dr. Gemedo Dalle, Hon. Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Excellencies’ distinguished delegates We are pleased to have you all here with us. Moreover I am delighted to address you as a fellow leader

Statement of H.E. Mr. Jochen Flasbarth, Germany, at 2016 Forum

Climate Vulnerable Forum High Level Meeting at COP22 18 November 2016 (10:00 am to 12:00 pm) Marrakech, Kingdom of Morocco H.E. Mr. Jochen Flasbarth, Germany, State Secretary, German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Buildings (BMUB) Thank you for the opportunity to take part as an observer in this meeting and for allowing

Statement of H.E. Mr. Abdoulaye Balde, Senegal at 2016 Forum

Climate Vulnerable Forum High Level Meeting at COP22 18 November 2016 (10:00 am to 12:00 pm) Marrakech, Kingdom of Morocco H.E. Mr. Abdoulaye Balde, Hon. Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Senegal Mr President of the CVF; Distinguished Ministers of Environment of the member countries of the FVC; Distinguished focal points; Dear Guests; Ladies and gentlemen, It

Statement of Mr. Batjargal Zamba, Mongolia, at 2016 Forum

Climate Vulnerable Forum High Level Meeting at COP22 18 November 2016 (10:00 am to 12:00 pm) Marrakech, Kingdom of Morocco Mr. Batjargal Zamba,  Special Envoy  of Mongolia on Climate Change Mr.  Chairman, Honorable  Ministers, Distinguished  Delegates, Mongolia, as member of the CVF, is fully supporting the activities   initiated and undertaking   by the   Forum.  Mongolia is endorsing

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