“CVF (Climate Vulnerable Forum)”, an international partnership of countries that would be most seriously affected by climate change, hold “CVF Virtual Summit (Climate Vulnerable Forum Virtual Summit)” on 22 November.
Since the CVF was established with 11 countries in 2009, its member countries have increased up to 49 countries. The first meeting was convened near Male’, Maldives in 2009, since then many high-level meetings have been held by some different presidency countries. The CVF Virtual Summit took place entirely online under the leadership of the current presidency, the Republic of Marshall Islands, aiming that anyone can participate from all over the world.
Sergio Kato (Co-Chair of Japan-CLP, Corporate Vice President, Ricoh Company, Ltd. /General Manager of Sustainability Management Division) participated as a panelist from Japan Climate Initiative (“JCI”) in one of thematic panels in the summit program.
The panel was hosted by “Alliances for Climate Action” (ACA) which is a global network of domestic multi-stakeholder alliances, and the theme was ” Realizing Global Ambition Locally: How Domestic Multi-stakeholder Alliances Can Drive Greater Action and Ambition around the World”. Three of four panelists joined from participating alliances of ACA, which are JCI (Japan), Alianza para la Acción Climatica de Guadalajara (Mexico), Alianza para la Acción Climatica Argentina (Argentina) who was just launched on November 20, and the last panelist joined from ACA’s collaborating alliance “We Are Still In (USA)”.
Mr. Kato powerfully said “In order to further accelerate and advance decarbonization, it was important for various multi-stakeholders to work together on climate action and JCI was launched to play a role to realize it.”
↓video of the panel discussion↓