The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) will hold the first global Climate Summit at the level of Heads of State/Government on 22 November 2018 convened by the incoming Forum president, the Marshall Islands. In light of the great urgency to act, the Summit will provide a platform for all vulnerable countries to speak out on their efforts to “survive and thrive” in the face of climate change, communicating progress, inspiring action and challenging other nations to do more. The Climate Vulnerable Forum, CARE International and Climate Action Network Europe will organise a specific event focused in Brussels on 22 November, 8 to 9 am, in the European Parliament which will be an official part of the Virtual Climate Summit.
The Virtual Climate Summit at the level of Heads of State/Government on 22nd of November, 2018 will be held ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference at Katowice, Poland (COP24), to allow leaders of all nations to take into account the latest scientific findings and translate them into a sound policy response. The event will be the first ever online global political Summit, avoiding emissions, increasing inclusivity and the impact of its outcomes. It will release an ‘outcome document’ on behalf of participating leaders delivering individual statements (pre-recorded videos or written) to be aired on the online Summit platform.
The event that will be organised by the CVF, CARE International and Climate Action Network Europe in Brussels on 22 November, 8 to 9 am, in the European Parliament is an official part of the Virtual Climate Summit.
The Brussels event will be co- hosted by:
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary H.E Mr Deo SARAN, Fiji
MEP Florent Marcellesi, Green, Spain, member of FEMM committee and sub on DEVE
MEP Sirpa Pietikainen, EPP, former Finnish Environment Minister and sub on Envi
MEP Linda McAvan, Chair of the European Parliament’s International Development Committee