Climate change does not only disrupt the environment: it also has profound human impacts. Key areas of concern include health, labour, and human rights. The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), with its 48 members from around the globe, is advocating for these rapidly growing repercussions to be tackled effectively.
This December marks the 5th anniversary of the signing of the Paris Agreement, a crucial global climate treaty. The Pacific played a pivotal role in pushing countries to adopt more robust commitments – and has continued to lobby for necessary climate measures.
Good afternoon, Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, It is a great honour to speak with you all at this parliamentary meeting of the Climate Vulnerable Forum. In most meetings it is heads of states who garner the most attention but in actual fact to my mind it is the parliamentary representatives who do the hard work
Thank you very much Saber, and nice to see you again.
I do recognize all the high-level participants present at this meeting, as well as of course the high-level participants.
Excellencies, Distinguished Colleagues in the CVF, Mr Secretary-General of the IPU, SRSG Mizutori, I am pleased to share this message with you today as you convene this special first meeting of parliamentarians of climate threatened nations.