Under the leadership of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh will be the voice of the vulnerable countries and will promote their interests in the global platform
Bangladesh has become the new president of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and Vulnerable Twenty (V20) group of finance ministers for the 2020-2022 term.
Under the leadership of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh will be the voice of the vulnerable countries and will promote their interests in the global platform, says a press release.
The three ministers from Bangladesh, Marshal Islands and Ethiopia along with CVF expert advisory group, CVF secretariat and GCA headquarters held a meeting today on how to further build up the current accomplishments of CVF and V-20, says a press release.
In the meeting, the participants discussed priorities of Bangladesh during its presidency of these two platforms.
Among other priorities, creation of a new CVF and V20 Trust Fund, possibility of having a new Special Rapporteur on climate change, appointing CVF's thematic Envoys and Special Envoys for Climate Change and publication of the third edition of the Climate Vulnerability Monitor will rank high.
The issues of "Loss and Damage" and the cases of displacement of the climate refugees caused by climate change will also be highlighted.
The participants urged all to give highest level of priority to CVF and V20 and to contribute by providing technical and financial support to carry out the priority works ahead.
The CVF, set by the Maldives government in 2009, is a global partnership of 48 countries that are disproportionately affected by the consequences of global warming while the V20 is a cooperation initiative of economies systemically vulnerable to climate change.