Forging a CVF COP26 Climate Emergency Pact at COP26

The CVF Leaders’ Dialogue – High-Level Meeting – entitled “Forging a CVF COP26 Climate” will take place on the 2nd of  November 2021 at 16:15 – 18:15 (Meeting Room 4, Area F – Ground Floor, Blue Zone). Her Excellency Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh will host the CVF Leaders’ Dialogue during the World Leaders Summit at COP26 in Glasgow, as the Bangladesh Presidency of the CVF.The first global High-Level Meeting of the CVF aims to articulate the global priorities of nations most threatened by the climate emergency, to galvanize the programs and partnerships of the CVF with the COP26 Presidency and key leaders, and to leverage and promote utmost ambition in climate action and the outcomes of the COP26 in favour of the CVF.

Event Description:

Shaped by the outcomes of each of the four 2021 CVF Regional Dialogues held at Ministerial level in Asia, Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, and Latin America and the Caribbean followed by the global Senior Officials Meeting held under the Chairmanship of Bangladesh, the CVF High-Level Leaders’ Meeting at COP26 will be the supreme proceeding of the Forum during Bangladesh Presidency. The CVF Heads of State/Government attending COP26, and where not possible joining virtually, together with CVF leaders from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Pacific, and partner states’ leaders and heads of organizations have been invited to join.The meeting will consider the entire work of the Forum and deliver a “Dhaka-Glasgow Declaration of the CVF”, articulating the interests, efforts and expectations of the members from COP26 and beyond. It will, moreover, cover the full spectrum of the CVF’s fields of activity from national implementation priorities and internal CVF business. Notably, the CVF Leaders’ Dialogue at COP26 will also consider new membership nominations, building on the interest of the numerous observers participating in preceding CVF sessions throughout 2021.

You can watch the video of the whole event here

You can also access the individual speeches given that day on the following pages:

  1. E. Sheikh Hasina, Hon. Prime Minister of Bangladesh
  2. E. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations
  3. E. Alok Sharma, Rt. Hon. COP26 President, United Kingdom
  4. Nisreen Elsaim, Chair of the Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change
  5. E. Prof. Fekadu Beyene, Commissioner of the Climate Change Commission of Ethiopia
  6. E. Bruce Bilimon, Hon. Health Minister of the Republic of the Marshall Islands
  7. E. Dr. Henry Kwabena Kokofu, Hon. Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency of Ghana
  8. E. Mohamed Nasheed, former President of the Maldives, Speaker of the People’s Majlis and CVF Thematic Ambassador on Ambition
  9. E. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, Hon. President of Guyana
  10. Saima Wazed, International Focal Point of the Advisory Group on Disability and Disaster Risk Management of the Ministry of Disaster Management of Bangladesh and CVF Thematic Ambassador on Vulnerability
  11. Tosi Mpanu Mpanu, Lead Climate Change Specialist of the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Tourism of the Democratic Republic of Congo and CVF Thematic Ambassador on Renewable Energy
  12. Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner, Climate Envoy of the Republic of the Marshall Islands and CVF Thematic Ambassador for Culture
  13. Pem Narayan Kandel, Hon. Secretary of the Ministry of Forests and Environment of Nepal (delivering statement on behalf of the Prime Minister)
  14. Minister of Environment of Rwanda. Dr Mujawamariya Jeanne D’Arc
  15. E. John Kerry, Hon. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate of the United States of America
  16. E. Aminath Shauna, Hon. Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Technology of the Maldives
  17. Pascal Girot, Hon. Senior Advisor on Climate Change, Cabinet of the Minister of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica
  18. E. Fredy Chiroy, Hon. Viceminister of Climate Change and Natural Resources of Guatemala
  19. E. Taofeg Abdulwahd Al-Sharjabi, Hon. Minister of Water and Environment of Yemen
  20.  E. Javier Antonio Gutiérrez Ramírez, Hon. Viceminister of Environment and Natural Resources of Nicaragua
  21. E. Milagros De Camps, Hon. Deputy Minister of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of the Dominican Republic
  22. E. Beatrice Atim Anywar, Hon. Minister of State for the Environment of Uganda
  23. Mia Amor Mottley, Hon. Prime Minister of Barbados
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