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Introduction to the CVF Summit (Part 1)

The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) will hold its first global Summit at the level of Heads of State/Government on 22nd of November, 2018 (Majuro time), after the release of the IPCC 1.5 report on October 8th 2018 and ahead COP24, to allow leaders of all nations to take into account the latest scientific findings and translate them into a sound policy response. The Marshall Islands assumes the Chair of the CVF in mid-2018 and will therefore convene the Summit and hold it in a unique, entirely virtual format. It will release an outcome document of the vulnerable countries’ leaders (HOS/HOG) with member and observer state leaders delivering individual statements (video and/or written) issued online and via conventional/official channels. In order to highlight the importance of women’s leadership in climate action, President Heine of the Marshall Islands has appointed a special group of all-women ‘Summit Champions’, which will be co-chaired by Ms. Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, and Ms. Rachel Kyte, CEO of Sustainable Energy for All.

President Hilda Heine of Republic of Marshall Islands will announce the Summit on 27th of June, 2018 during the Sixth GEF Assembly at Vietnam. The objective for CAN as outreach focal point to The CVF is to rally as many countries as possible to announce that they will raise ambition including to enhance their NDCs. Several CVF members are expected to actually announce updated/enhanced NDCs as a part of their Summit statements. 2018 must be the trigger year if we want countries to review their NDCs in 2019 and submit them by 2020. This is a test for the five-year review cycle of the Paris Agreement. Therefore, a webinar was organised on June 13, 2018 to introduce the CVF Virtual Summit to CAN members on how they can support by encouraging their respective national governments to issue a response to the announcement of the Summit on 27th of June. The panel started with Matthew McKinnon and Kaveh Guilanpour, Advisors to CVF Chair from Marshall islands who provided a brief on the priorities of the Chair of CVF and expected outcomes from the Summit besides its virtual design running over 24 hours on Nov 22. CAN was represented by Wael Hmaidan and Hala Kilani who presented on role of CVF Summit in Step Up campaign as well as communications plan for the announcement on 27th June.

For more information, please download the slide deck used for the webinar.


International Transport and the Paris Agreement

November 2017

Moderated by Kelsey Perlman, Carbon Market Watch

  • Introduction to CAN International Recommendations
  • Percentage of the carbon budget: Growth of shipping and aviation - Andrew Murphy, Transport and Environment. 3:58 mins
  • Introduction of international transport emissions: Ties to the UNFCCC and diffculties of regulation of ICAO / IMO - Beatriz Martinez Romera - University of Copenhagen. 16:32 mins, and at 38:25 mins
  • The Facilitative Dialogue and Global Stocktake: The importance of IMO and ICAO as non-state actors - Mark Lutes, WWF. 22:20 mins
  • The Transparency Framework: Reporting of bunker fuels and future outlooks - Stelios Pesmajoglou, GHG Management Institute. 44:41mins
  • Carbon markets and double counting: Rules needed for trading outside of NDC's - Aki Kachi, Carbon Market Watch 1:11:08 mins
  • Question and answer session. 1:24:31 mins

International Transport and the Paris Agreement Webinar video

CAN Annual Policy Document: Pacific COP - Solidarity and Action to Realize the Promise of Paris



Pre-COP 23 Webinar

October 2017

Ahead of this year's COP 23 hosted by Fiji in Bonn, hear experts talk about expectations and goals for the COP and to ensure the 'Paris Promise' is realized.

We will be hearing from the following CAN Coordinators and Members:

  • Gillian Nelson (CAN-I) – Main Objectives and Political Context for COP 23
  • Harjeet Singh (Action Aid) – Loss and Damage
  • Naoyuki Yamagishi (WWF) – Ambition Mechanism
  • Neoka Naidoo (SACAN) – Transparency
  • Jenny Jiva (PICAN) – Fiji Presidency Priorities
  • Dharini Parthasarathy (CAN-I) – CAN Comms Strategy for COP 23


Pre-COP 23 Webinar video