It is a great pleasure to see you all in person, ready to collaborate, coordinate and make a difference for our nations and the most vulnerable. We would like to thank Germany and Egypt for hosting this crucial global meeting in the run-up to COP27.
Ghana feels incredibly honored to accept this greater challenge to be the next CVF Presidency and represent the most vulnerable countries part of the CVF, and to build on all the great work which was done during the past 2 years of Bangladesh as CVF Chair.
Bangladesh took over the Presidency of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) in 2020 for the second time. We managed to steer the Forum’s work through the COVID-19 pandemic. We feel relieved that we could achieve most of our objectives and more.
The climate vulnerable nations of the world are not only leading through their own domestic climate actions in mitigation and adaptation, but also driving needed ambition at the global level in these areas.
Leadership of the CVF is both a privilege and responsibility of great importance.
Going forward, Bangladesh will continue to champion the CVF agenda on containing the global temperature rise to 1.5°C; on tangible delivery of the Paris Agreement commitments on financing and technology; on 50:50 financing between climate mitigation and adaptation; and, on additional financing mechanisms for loss and damage. We shall remain a lead proponent for addressing the plights of ‘climate migrants’ – the millions who get displaced due to sea level rise, floods, river erosion and droughts.
CVF Presidency Handover Ceremony: Statement by H.E Ban Ki-Moon, Chair of the Board, Global Center on Adaptation
Statement by H.E Ban Ki-Moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Chair of the Board, Global Center on Adaptation at the CVF Presidency Handover Ceremony on 25 May 2022.