Climate Vulnerability Initiative

DARA clarifies the varying impact of climate change on human society and points to the most effective measures to reduce that impact in a major new global report. It is co-published by DARA and the Climate Vulnerable Forum, a partnership of seriously affected nations initiated in 2009 by the Government of the Maldives. The Initiative also supports strong climate leadership among most vulnerable countries.

The Initiative supports strategic meetings and communication of the Climate Vulnerable Forum – a unique global partnership of countries most vulnerable to climate change from across Africa, Asia, the Americas and the Pacific. The Climate Vulnerable Forum channels an ambitious perspective into international policy-making driven by hard-to-ignore messages from the climate frontlines that bring a greater focus to the needs of most vulnerable groups.

Climate Vulnerable Forum countries do not just speak out, they act. The First Declaration of the Climate Vulnerable Forum spells out their intention to pursue a rapid path to a low-carbon world. Several Forum countries have already pledged to attain carbon neutrality by 2020-25. The Initiative helps climate vulnerable countries lead the world into the green economy.