You are watching the broadcast of the CVF Virtual Climate Summit. This wholly online summit includes pre-recorded and live content and will run from 8am (MHT) 22nd November / 8pm (GMT) 21st November for 24 hours.View the full program below
Due to increased scientific evidence indicating plausible existential risks for a number of CVF member states to be incurred in the event of failure to achieve the long-term goal of the Paris Agreement to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius, a considerable global increase in national efforts as soon as possible, would be required to offer safeguard for the survival of most vulnerable nations.
Therefore, the 2018 CVF Summit is organized as part of the Talanoa Dialogue, which serves as an agreed mechanism for the promotion of enhanced national action by all nations party to the Paris Agreement by 2020.
This Summit is an opportunity for all nations to show leadership and commit to raising their level of ambition in solidarity with the most vulnerable. Heads of State/Government and high-level representatives of other partners are invited to participate in the Summit and demonstrate intentions to raise ambition, including in relation to updating their national targets.
This zero emissions summit will take place entirely online on November 22nd 2018 MHT / 21st November 2018 GMT. Leaders will join live-streamed or by pre-recorded video segments. The audience – governments, global companies, cities, states, civil society and media – will be encouraged to engage interactively in the Summit program.
The event will include “plenary” statements and “thematic discussions” on key topics each convened by leading organizations.
Statement from Dr. Hilda C. Heine, President of the Republic of Marshall Islands and CVF Chair, presenting CVF Virtual Summit Leaders Communique: CVF Virtual Summit Leaders Communique
CVF Leaders’ Declaration for Enhanced National and Global Climate Action by 2020 to Survive and Thrive: CVF Leaders Jumemmej Declaration
Thematic Panel: 100% RE: A Vision For Decarbonization, Resilience, and Prosperity
- led by Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Thematic Panel: Realizing Global Ambition Locally: How Domestic Multi-stakeholder Alliances Can Drive Greater Action and Ambition Around the World
- led by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) on behalf of the global partners for the Alliances for Climate Action (ACA)
Thematic Panel: How To Understand The Climate Change In Communities If We Don’t Measure The Climate
- led by Centro Humboldt and Climate Action Network Latin America (CANLA)
Thematic Panel: Operationalizing Sustainable Lifestyles: Technological Transitions Or Behavioral Shifts?
- led by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Thematic Panel: After the IPCC Special Report On 1.5°C: What the EU Needs To Do To Step Up For A Fair, Ambitious, And Gender-Responsive Climate Policy
- led by CARE International and Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe
Thematic Panel: From Local to Global: Accelerating Adaptation Action At Scale And At All Levels - Global Centre on Adaptation in partnership with the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD)
Thematic Panel: Women’s Leadership for Climate Action
- led by The Republic of Marshall Islands and The CVF Summit Champions Group
Thematic Panel: A New Sustainable Ocean Economy—Advancing Climate and Ocean Action - led by World Resources Institute (WRI)
Thematic Panel: Survive & Thrive at #1o5C: The Finance Agenda of V20 Economies
- led by Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII)
Thematic Panel: Stepping Up Climate Ambition To Meet The 1.5°C Warming Limit
- led by Climate Action Network (CAN) International
Thematic Panel: IV Mayors’ Forum for Climate Action / Foro de Alcaldes Ante El Cambio Climatico - led by Chilean Network of Municipalities for Climate Action
Thematic Panel: Urgent Call For A New Development Paradigm That Works For People And Planet
- led by Coopération Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité (CIDSE)
Thematic Panel: Regional SIDS-SIDS Cooperation – Integrated and Inclusive Climate Technology Markets
- led by United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
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