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PM Hasina to lead global leaders at CVF event on Wednesday

  • Published at 05:04 pm October 5th, 2020
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
File Photo: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses a meeting of the Awami League Central Working Committee at her official residence Ganabhaban in Dhaka on Saturday, October 3, 2020 Focus Bangla

Climate action, adaptation efforts to get focus

Bangladesh along with Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) will host the virtual Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) leaders’ event on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as the current president of the CVF will chair the event that will begin at 7pm, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The CVF leaders and other speakers will focus on the urgent need for all countries to strengthen climate action and adaptation efforts by enhancing the Paris Agreement national contributions (NDCs) in 2020 at the event.

UN Secretary General António Guterres, Chair of GCA Ban Ki-moon, heads of state and government of the CVF countries, United Kingdom and Italy -- host and co-host of COP26, Netherlands, CVF thematic ambassadors, and other international partners will join the event.

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and Environment, Forest and Climate Change minister will also join the event.

The CVF is an international partnership of countries highly vulnerable to a warming planet.

Founded in 2009, the forum serves as a South-South cooperation platform for participating governments to act together to deal with global climate change.

Bangladesh has assumed CVF presidency for 2020-22 for the second time after its successful tenure as CVF president in 2011-13.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina launched the Bangladesh regional office of Global Centre on Adaptation (GCA) for South Asia in Dhaka, which will also be served as the CVF Secretariat, according to the existing MoU between GCA and CVF Secretariat.

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