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

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

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

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

Most Vulnerable Commit to Stronger Climate Action at COP22

Climate Vulnerable Forum Commits to Stronger Climate Action at COP22 Forum expanded by five nations: Colombia, The Gambia, Lebanon, Palestine and Samoa CVF members to update NDCs as early as possible before 2020 Prepare mid-century, long-term low GHG development strategies as early as possible before 2020 Strive to meet 100% domestic renewable energy production as rapidly

UN Report: 1.5 Degree Limit to Improve Growth, Jobs and Safety

UN Report: 1.5 Degree Limit to Improve Growth, Jobs and Safety Achieving Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C threshold to trigger growth, job creation, and contain risks; UNDP and the Climate Vulnerable Forum release joint report at COP22 in Marrakech PRESS RELEASE Download the press release (English, Pdf, 0.4mb) Download the Low Carbon Monitor Report – MedRes (English,

V20 Calls for Clear Finance Roadmap to Excel in Climate Fight

V20 Calls for Clear Finance Roadmap to Excel in Climate Fight The Vulnerable 20 (V20) Group of Finance Ministers of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) meet at the World Bank and IMF Fall meetings Philippines hands over presidency as Ethiopia becomes V20 Chair PRESS RELEASE Download Press Release (English, Pdf, 0.2mb) WASHINGTON D.C., 06 October

Philippines and Ethiopia Lead Global Climate Coalition to Speed Development

Experts say limiting climate impacts could lift developing countries’ GDP Philippines and Ethiopia spotlight global climate survival initiative as first African nation assumes lead of Forum representing one billion climate vulnerable people Benefits of achieving the 1.5 degrees Celsius (1.5°C) goal highlighted in new report PRESS RELEASE Download Press Release (English, Pdf, 0.2mb) MANILA, 15

European Electric Vehicle Rally in Geneva “Stamps” 1.5 Degrees at UN Gates

European Electric Vehicle Rally in Geneva “Stamps” 1.5 Degrees at UN Gates PRESS RELEASE Download the Press Release (English, Pdf, 0.3) Cars form giant ‘1.5’ to support the goal of the 2015 United Nations Paris Agreement to pursue efforts to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Emissions avoided by each rally car highlights need for

The CVF and Partners Highlight Development Benefits of #1o5C Temperature Goal

Calls for Limiting Global Warming to 1.5 Degrees at European Development Days Tour & Taxis, Brussels, Belgium Wednesday 15 June 2016 CARE, CAN International, ACT Alliance and Oxfam, partnered on the #1o5C campaign, demanding greater climate action, calling for “Zero Poverty and Zero Emissions” and highlighting the importance of the 1.5°C long term temperature goal at the European

Germany partners with UNDP to support vulnerable countries on climate change policy-making

Germany partners with UNDP to support vulnerable countries on climate change policy-making PRESS RELEASE Download the Press Release (English, Pdf, 0.4mb) Geneva – 14 June, 2016: Germany signed a 100,000 Euro Federal Foreign Office grant in support of 2016 activities of governments collaborating in the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and the Vulnerable Twenty (V20) Group

Philippines Energy Policy Review Sets Green Economy Shift

Philippines Energy Policy Review Sets Green Economy Shift: Purisima: Climate finance integral to a successful transformation PRESS RELEASE Manila, Philippines – Friday, 3 June, 2016 – Finance Secretary Cesar V. Purisima welcomed President Benigno S. Aquino III’s call for a sweeping review of Philippine energy policy, setting the path for a whole-of-nation approach away from carbon

Forum Chair, the Philippines, Initiates Energy Review

Forum Chair, the Philippines, Initiates Energy Review: Philippines signs resolution to review country’s dependence on coal PRESS RELEASE Download the Press Release (English, Pdf, 0.2mb) MANILA/GENEVA – 27 May 2016: The Philippines, chair of the Climate Vulnerable Forum, announced yesterday a new resolution that will set into motion an urgent and comprehensive review of the

Vulnerable countries and youth kick-off for climate justice at UN negotiations

Vulnerable countries and youth kick-off for climate justice at UN negotiations PRESS RELEASE Download the Press Release (English, Pdf, 0.2mb) BONN – 25 May 2016: Today Adriana Murillo Ruin, head of the Costa Rican delegation at the UNFCCC and representing a group of 43 nations vulnerable to climate impacts, took part in a footballing stunt with

New Global Partnership for Preparedness Launched

New Global Partnership for Preparedness Launched: V20, UN and World Bank Collaboration to help countries get ready for future disasters Download the Press Release (English, Pdf, 0.4mb) PRESS RELEASE Istanbul, Turkey – Tuesday, May 24, 2016 – A major new partnership to better prepare countries and communities for disasters is being launched today at the

Groundbreaking New Preparedness Partnership Launch

Global Preparedness Partnership to be Launched at the World Humanitarian Summit 24 May 2016, Istanbul A groundbreaking new partnership to better prepare countries and communities for disasters will be launched today at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. The new global partnership for preparedness will be led by the Vulnerable Twenty (V20) Group of Ministers of Finance

New Emission Commitments Required to Realize Paris Agreement

New Emission Commitments Required to Realize Paris Agreement: Climate Vulnerable Forum calls for immediate steps to higher ambition emission contributions (INDC/NDCs) at Bonn UN Climate Talks Download the Press Release (English, Pdf, 0.1mb) Download the Chair’s Statement (English, Pdf, 0.1mb) PRESS RELEASE BONN – 16 May 2016: The Chair of the Climate Vulnerable Forum, Philippines,

Major New Climate Threat: Rising Heat In The Workplace

Major New Climate Threat: Rising Heat In The Workplace PRESS RELEASE Download the Press Release (English, Pdf, 0.2mb) Download the Report: Climate Change and Labour – Impacts of Heat In The Workplace (English, Pdf, 1mb) GENEVA – 28 April 2016: Emerging economies face as much as 10 per cent losses in working hours because of deteriorating

Vulnerable Countries Stress Need for Urgent Action to Deliver on the Paris Agreement

Vulnerable Countries Stress Need for Urgent Action to Deliver on the Paris Agreement PRESS RELEASE Download the Press Release (English, Pdf, 0.2mb) 22 April 2016 – New York: The 43-member Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) on Friday enjoined other Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to take forward commitments to fully implement

CVF: No more delays, walk the talk on 1.5 deg C goal in Paris Agreement

CVF: No more delays, walk the talk on 1.5 deg C goal in Paris Agreement PRESS RELEASE Download the Press Release (English, Pdf, 0.2mb) 20 April 2016 – New York: The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) urged world leaders to roll out priorities for global climate action during a ministerial gathering of the “High Ambition Coalition”

Climate Action Imperative to 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda

Climate Action Imperative to 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda PRESS RELEASE Download the Press Release (English, Pdf, 0.2mb) 20 April 2016 – New York: A High-Level meeting of the Climate Vulnerable Forum at United Nations Headquarters today emphasized the need for urgent action on climate change ahead of the UN 21 April High-Level Debate on Achieving

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