Vulnerable Countries COP25 Leaders Event

Vulnerable Countries COP25 Leaders Event


“Action for Survival”

9am-9:45am Monday 2 December 2019 – Room Chiloe, Hall 10, IFEMA Madrid, UNFCCC COP25

President Hilda Heine of the Marshall Islands

CVF Leaders
President Carlos Alvarado of Costa Rica
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh

United Nations Speakers
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet
UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa

Guest Speakers
Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands
Lucie Pélissier of CliMates

Global Center on Adaptation CEO Patrick Verkooijen

As global emissions continue to rise with accelerating climate change, the survival of the most vulnerable nations is reliant on the full and urgent implementation of the Paris Agreement, enhanced 2020 action by all countries and robust international cooperation and partnership. At the opening of COP 25 in Madrid, heads of state and government of climate-threatened nations, joined by international leaders and key UN partners, will present an action agenda delivering the Climate Vulnerable Forum’s (CVF) vision for a climate-resilient world.

The event will highlight a new financing mechanism to enhance South-South cooperation of the world’s most climate threatened nations and special efforts to address the increasingly widespread and far-reaching impact of climate change on human rights.

*Participation is open to UNFCCC registered COP25 delegates


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