Climate Vulnerable Forum

OCT 25

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Why in news?

  • Officials from the 48 countries that make up the Climate Vulnerable Forum laid out their key demands ahead of the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26).

About Climate Vulnerable Forum:

  • The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) is a global partnership of countries that are disproportionately affected by the consequences of global warming.
  • The forum addresses the negative effects of global warming as a result of heightened socioeconomic and environmental vulnerabilities.
  • These countries actively seek a firm and urgent resolution to the current intensification of climate change, domestically and internationally

Purpose of formation:

  • The CVF was formed to increase the accountability of industrialized nations for the consequences of global climate change. It also aims to exert additional pressure for action to tackle the challenge, which includes the local action by countries considered susceptible

Members:

  • The CVF was founded by the Maldives government before the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.
  • Currently there are 48 members – including Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Philippines etc.
  • Countries like India, China, United States have observer status.

Climate Vulnerability Monitor:

  • The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and DARA (an independent, nonprofit organization based in Madrid)  published Climate Vulnerability Monitor – to study the impacts of climate change.

Add ons:

  • CVF established a trust fund administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

United Nations agencies collaborate in implementing activities linked to the CVF with the UNDP, the lead organization supporting the forum's work.

PRACTICE QUESTION:

Which of the following countries are members of Climate Vulnerable Forum?

1. India

2. Bangladesh

3. Philippines

4. China

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 2 and 3 only

(b) 1,2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 4 only

(d) 1,2,3 and 4

Answer