Youth call for leaders to follow footsteps of Climate Vulnerable Forum


Meet the new kid in town – The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF).

Their ability to impact the negotiations is not be underestimated. This group of developing countries from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean has been stealing the show at COP 21 over the last few days.

CVF is a truly diverse group of countries which initially composed of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bhutan, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Maldives, Nepal, Philippines, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Vietnam, but will be accepting new members during COP21. Brought together by their vulnerability, they define themselves as “an international partnership of countries highly vulnerable to a warming planet, “and they serve as a “South-South cooperation platform for participating governments to act together to deal with climate change.”

From day one, CVF has been among the major champions in the amplification of the 1.5° goal. In…

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