Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) | Climate Change: Causes, Impacts on India & World

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The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) is an international group of countries that are hurt more than others by climate change.

The meeting talks about the bad effects of climate change caused by increased socioeconomic and environmental risks. These countries are working hard at home and abroad to find a firm and quick answer to the current worsening of climate change.

• The CVF was set up to make industrialised countries more responsible for the effects of climate change on the whole world.

• It also wants to put more pressure on people to do something about the problem, including taking action locally in countries that are vulnerable.

• The forum is a place for governments from the South and the South to work together to deal with world climate change.

• The governments that started the CVF agree to work towards low-carbon growth and carbon neutrality on a national level.

Formation of Climate Vulnerable Forum

• The Maldives government started the CVF before the 2009 UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, which was meant to bring more attention to countries that were thought to be fragile.

In November 2009, 11 states from Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the Pacific, which were the most at risk from climate change, met near Malé, the capital of the Maldives.

In a declaration, the governments said they were worried about how fast changes and damage were happening because of global warming. They said that these conditions are “an existential threat to our nations, our cultures, and our way of life” and that they “undermine the internationally protected human rights of our people.”

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• Other things CVF has done to fight climate change:

The sensitive Twenty (V20) Group of Ministers of Finance of the Climate Vulnerable Forum is a way for economies that are very sensitive to climate change to work together to help each other.

o It began on October 8, 2015, in Lima, Peru.

o Its main goal is to help get money for climate change projects.

The goal of Survive Thrive #1.5C is to encourage people to take steps to keep global warming below 1.5°C. It also encourages people to get active and stay up-to-date on efforts to keep warming below 1.5°C.

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Climate Vulnerability Monitor:

In December 2010, the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and DARA released “The State of the Climate Crisis,” the Climate Vulnerability Monitor.

The global study looked at how climate change is affecting 184 countries in four key areas: health, natural disasters, environment loss, and economic stress.

• In September 2012, a new version of the Climate Vulnerability Monitor called “A Guide to the Cold Calculus of a Hot Planet” came out.

It added to the analysis in the first study by giving 34 signs of the good and bad effects that are expected to come from climate change.

Global Shield Initiative:

• The G7 and V20 countries launched the Global Shield Initiative at the COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, and it is expected to begin right after the conference.

• The goal of the Global Shield Initiative is to give more and better pre-arranged disaster financing to climate-vulnerable developing countries so that they can reduce and fix damage caused by climate change more cost-effectively and quickly.

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