Climate Vulnerable Forum
December 2, Monday | 9:00-9:45 am CET, Room Chiloe, Hall 10, IFEMA
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.
ICSC’s executive director is a member of the CVF Experts Advisory Group.
*Participation is open to UNFCCC registered COP25 delegates
President Hilda Heine of the Marshall Islands
President Carlos Alvarado Quesada of Costa Rica
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh (incoming CVF chair)
President Juan Orlando Hernández of Honduras
United Nations Speakers
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa
Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of the United States
Youth delegate Lucie Pélissier of CliMates
Global Center on Adaptation CEO Patrick Verkooijen