Bangladesh Climate Vulnerable Forum 2011
Dhaka, Bangladesh – 13-14 November 2011
The Bangladesh Climate Vulnerable Forum was the CVF’s second major gathering and took place at Dhaka, Bangladesh in November 2011. It drew high representatives from 19 governments, including Heads of Government, Former Heads of State, and Ministers. The Forum adopted a 14-point Dhaka Declaration that was subsequently presented by CVF Chair Bangladesh as a powerful input of vulnerable countries to the High-Level segment of the UN Climate Change Conference at Durban, South Africa (COP17) the following month. The Forum dealt with issues relating to adaptation, mitigation, finance, technology & capacity building as well as laying out reference modalities and a short-term agenda for forward activities of the CVF.
WHEN: 13-14 November 2011
WHERE: Dhaka, Bangladesh
HOST: People’s Republic of Bangladesh
CHAIR: Honorable Prime Minister of Bangladesh, H.E. Ms. Sheikh Hasina
OTHER PARTICIPANTS: Afghanistan, Bhutan, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Maldives, Nepal, Philippines, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam
SPECIAL GUEST: United Nations Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon
2011 Dhaka Declaration of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (0.2 mb, pdf )
CVF Reference Provisional Operational Modalities (0.03 mb, pdf )
2011 Forum Outcome Notes (3.3 mb, pdf )
“Occupy Durban” Address of Former President of Costa Rica José María Figueres at the 2011 Climate Vulnerable Forum (video)
Seized in this light of the window of opportunity for preventing irreversible changes (..) as fast narrowing and that a failure to arrest climate change indeed implies existential threats for a significant number of the most vulnerable countries.
Second Declaration of the Climate Vulnerable Forum Bangladesh, 14 November 2011