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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 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 Ms. Thamila Dulani, Sri Lanka 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 Ms. Thamila Dulani, Sri Lanka, Assistant Director (Climate Change), Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mr. Chairman of Climate Vulnerable Forum Excellencies Distinguished delegates Ladies and gentlemen It is indeed a great pleasure and a privilege for me to

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

Statement of H.E. Mr. Feturi Elisaia, Samoa, 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. Feturi Elisaia, Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Independent State of Samoa to the United Nations Thank you Chairman. Honorable Ministers, Distinguished Representatives of the Climate Vulnerable Forum, and ladies and gentlemen;

Closing Statement of H.E. Mr. Kare Chawicha, 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. Kare Chawicha, State Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change of Ethiopia Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, Colleagues, Friends, I am very pleased to bring this important High Level Meeting of the Climate Vulnerable Forum to a

Statement of H.E. Evelyn Cruzada, Philippines, 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 Assistant Secretary Evelyn Cruzada, Office of the Philippine Cabinet Secretary, Republic of the Philippines Magandang umaga po sa inyong lahat. Good morning everyone. Let me congratulate good friends in Ethiopia once again for being the first

Statement of H.E. Mr. January Y. Makamba, Tanzania, 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. January Y. Makamba, Hon. Minister Responsible for Union Matters and Environment Thank you very much Mr. Chairman. I want to thank the Secretariat for arranging this high level forum and I want to congratulate

Statement of Ms. Mariana Rojas Laserna, Colombia, 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 Ms. Mariana Rojas Laserna, Adviser, Colombia Thank you Mr. Co-Chair Colombia, as we have expressed it before, we would like to join the Climate Vulnerable Forum. Colombia has a diverse geography, a wide range of ecosystems

Statement of Mr. Xie Zhenhua, China 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 Dr. Fu Sha, on behalf of Special Representative of Climate Change of China, Mr. Xie Zhenhua Thanks Chairman, Distinguished ministers and colleagues, Good morning to everyone. On behalf of our minister, I would like to congratulate

Statement of Mr. Ernesto Reyna Alcantara, Dominican Republic at the 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. Victor R. Vinas Nicolas on behalf of Mr. Ernesto Reyna Alcantara, Executive Vice-President for the National Climate Change Council & MDL, Head of Delegation & CVF Focal Point Mr. Co-Chairs Honorable Ministers Distinguish Delegates Friends

Statement of Nedal Katbeh Bader, Palestine 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. Nedal Katbeh Bader, Minister’s Advisor for Climate Change, Environment Quality Authority (EQA) Mr. Chairman, Excellencies, Distinguished colleagues. Good morning Thanks for giving Palestine the opportunity to address your meeting and would like to thank you

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