WWF welcomes announcement of CVF Summit to escalate political momentum for climate action ahead of COP24

The Climate Vulnerable Forum logo © The  Climate Vulnerable Forum websiteBERLIN, Germany (27 June, 2018) – WWF has welcomed the announcement by The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) that they will host a virtual Summit on 22 November this year, aimed at escalating political momentum for enhanced and scaled up climate action.
 
The announcement was made today by Dr. Hilda C. Heine, President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands and incoming Chair of the CVF.  The CVF is a global coalition of developing countries working together to combat climate change.
 
Responding to the announcement, Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, leader of WWF's global climate and energy programme, said:  "Climate change is the greatest challenge facing our world, threatening the delicate web of life that sustains ecosystems and the lives and livelihoods of millions of people.
 
"Our leaders have the power to change this, to be part of history as we shift to a low-carbon world. This starts with increasing climate action reflected in individual country climate plans (or Nationally Determined Contributions, NDCs).
 
"So the Climate Vulnerable Forum Summit is a welcome initiative, coming at just the right time. In this year of stepping up climate action, world leaders need to be bold, to act now and at scale, to help ensure that they keep the promise of a 1.5°C degree world alive."
 
For further information, contact:  Mandy Jean Woods mwoods@wwfint.org  

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