Statement of CVF Presidency on the Recent European Floods
The Government of Bangladesh released the text of the following statement for the presidency of the Climate Vulnerable Forum:
Climate Vulnerable Forum Presidency of the Bangladesh Government would like to express its unwavering solidarity with the people of Europe for the recent flood in that continent, and offer its sincere sympathy to those who are currently facing the extremely adverse impacts of devastating floods in that region. Each country of the globe is under threat of adverse effects of climate change, and is thereby vulnerable. The impact of climate change is clearly not in the future but right now. This is indeed a clarion call for us – that climate change is a stark reality from which there is no easy escape, and one with unprecedented consequences for people, planet and ecosystems. Bangladesh, currently leading the CVF Presidency, is one of the most climate vulnerable nations. As a champion and global advocate of enhanced climate action, Bangladesh is ready to extend its wholehearted support in facilitating transnational knowledge-sharing, capacity building and protecting basic human rights affected by climate change, fuelled by a strong commitment towards collective action, collaboration and cooperation. We must remind ourselves that in the difficult battle against climate change, we as nations remain each other’s strongest allies and aides, and we need to come under one umbrella to retain our temperature goal well below 1.5 degrees.