Virtual Leaders Event
Virtual Climate Vulnerable Forum Leaders Event
In conjunction with the United Nations General Assembly 2020, New York
7 October 2020, 9am – 11am (EDT)
The Virtual Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) Leaders’ Event during the time of the 2020 United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) will be chaired by H.E. Sheikh Hasina, the Hon’ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh and will be co-hosted with the Global Center on Adaptation, the Secretariat of CVF. The entirely online event will feature live interventions and video statements by CVF Heads of State and Government, CVF Thematic Ambassadors, and key partners. It will provide a platform for Leaders and supporters of the CVF to act unitedly in calling for enhanced global efforts to tackle climate threats before 2021 NDC Enhance deadline.
2020 Midnight Climate Survival Deadline Initiative: The event serves as an inception launch of a CVF initiative calling for renewed ambition to tackle climate change by the midnight of 31st of December 2020, a “Survival Deadline” for the internationally agreed delivery of new and enhanced national contributions to the Paris Agreement, or NDCs. CVF thinks that the major polluting countries should declare adequate enhancement of their NDCs so that we may keep the global temperature increase within 1.5 degrees.