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Press Release: Climate vulnerable countries seek to catalyse action at COP17 and beyond

Nineteen climate vulnerable countries have signed the Climate Vulnerable Forum 2011 Dhaka Declaration


What?
“One of the most striking new voices on climate change that’s emerged since the UN summit in Copenhagen two years ago is the Climate Vulnerable Forum.” BBC NewsThe Climate Vulnerable Forum 2011, 13-14 November, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, is a Ministerial Meeting of countries heavily affected by climate change adamant to amplify political pressure for a resolution to the climate crisis,  just ahead of Durban COP17
Who? Government of Bangladesh is host (Prime Minister of Bangladesh) – Foreign and Environment Ministers from around the world, international organizations, topic specialists and civil society
Why? Because working together and speaking out with one voice, vulnerable countries can be better heard, exert greater pressure, and achieve enhanced results
How? The CVF was established just prior to the Copenhagen UN climate summit (COP15), when 11 governments convened in the Maldives adopted an important declaration that spelled out concerns, demands and commitments to action shared by vulnerable countries. Read more

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