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Countdown to the CVF Summit

The Virtual Climate Summit 2018 is an emission-free event led by The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and chaired by the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI), offering a global platform for national leaders to raise climate ambition and step up their NDCs, stand in solidarity with those vulnerable to the growing impacts of climate change, and reinforce efforts under the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5ºC.

The Summit is a response to the IPCC 1.5 report and will provide feed into the COP24 Talanoa Dialogue political phase.

GENERAL INFORMATION

CVF Summit Thematic Panel: Stepping Up Climate Ambition to meet the 1.5oC Warming Limit

13 November 2018

The thematic panel discussions are an important and exciting part of the CVF Summit and the panel “Stepping Up Climate Ambition to Meet the 1.5oC Warming Limit” organized by Climate Action Network (CAN) and partners certainly is no exception. 

Administrative Announcement

7 November 2018
 
The CAN International Board has received a number of serious complaints over the past few days. The Board takes these complaints extremely seriously and will commission an independent workplace investigation.
 

IPCC: Watershed report shines light on radical actions needed to keep global warming to 1.5C

The IPCC’s latest scientific assessment on keeping global warming to a 1.5°C pathway highlights that massive reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the next decade is critical to protect ecosystems, avoid catastrophic impacts and promote sustainable development. The political will to make this happen must inspire governments to lead  action. The report must input into the Talanoa Dialogue at COP24, resulting in a political outcome towards increased NDCs by 2020.

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IPCC 1.5°C Report: “With evidence from science, governments will have nowhere to hide”

The report, expected to serve as a 'rescue plan for humanity',  will show 1.5°C is the new 2°C in terms of impacts and provide detailed signposts for policymakers on pathways to limit warming to 1.5°C   

[Listen to the full recording of the briefing]

Civil society organisations react as Bangkok climate talks conclude

9 September, Bangkok: As climate talks end in Bangkok, civil society organisations acknowledge that while there has been progress on the negotiating text for the Paris Rulebook it has been uneven. Substantive issues on finance and differentiation, among others, still hang in the balance. To reach an ambitious deal in Katowice, which includes a strong rulebook, finance and stronger commitments to ambition by 2020, political leaders must talk to each in the next few months to infuse trust into climate discussions.
 

Last stretch of Bangkok climate talks must see clarity on finance

Hundreds of thousands of people will demonstrate this weekend against political inaction on climate change even as negotiations lay the groundwork for UN climate talks in December

8 September, BANGKOK: With just two days to go until the Bangkok climate talks wrap up, the glaring void of finance is staring us in the face and threatens to erode trust in the negotiations. Some progress has been made on efforts to trim down the bulky rulebook text into a clear outline with options, but progress has been uneven.

The Announcement of the Climate Vulnerable (CVF) Summit Gives New Hope that the Paris Agreement on Climate will be Implemented

Patricia Espinosa, Co-Chair of the Global Climate Action Summit and Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change, said "The Forum is a clear demonstration of how and why the world needs to address the climate challenge. Not only have its member nations adopted some of the most ambitious climate targets to date, but their exposure to the realities of extreme weather events are a constant reminder of our shared responsibility to step-up the pace of action.”

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