The following statement was released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh for the Presidency of the Climate Vulnerable Forum.
General Debate: Item 3
Climate Change and Human Rights
(46th Session of the Human Rights Council, 09 March 2021)
On 9 February 2021, the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh in Geneva convened a virtual event entitled “Climate Change Priorities on Health, Human Rights and Labour”. […]
Loss and damage from human induced climate change is an issue that has emerged in recent years, as the adverse impacts of climate change are becoming more and more visible around the world, ranging from more severe cyclones to super wildfires and frequent floods, as well as heat waves and droughts […]
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.