President Nasheed commences work as CVF Ambassador for Ambition

Speaker and former President, Mohamed Nasheed Photo: People's Majlis

Dhaka, Bangladesh – Speaker of the People’s Majilis and former President of Maldives, Mohame Nasheed has assumed his duties as the CVF Thematic Ambassador for Ambition, on Wednesday.

To begin with his work, Nasheed met with Bangladesh Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) Presidency Special Envoy Mr. Abdul Kalam Azad, officials from Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate change, CVF Presidency and secretariat officials, and the global center on adaptation.

Special Envoy of the Bangladesh Presidency Mr.Abdul Kalam Azad highlighted how President Nasheed founded the CVF in 2009, and was responsible for commencing the journey of the forum. He also communicated that HE Sheikh Hasina, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh and CVF chair, looked forward to Nasheed’s forthcoming engagement as a CVF Thematic Ambassador during the inception meeting this week.

President Nasheed’s impending work in engaging world leaders, policy and public outreach and actions with parliaments as well as other partners for the CVF was agreed to specifically focus on:

  • Promoting distribution of enhanced Paris Agreement national contributions (NDC), by 00:00 on 31st December 2020, a “survival deadline” for the CVF members.
  • Working with interested governments to draw up Climate Prosperity Plans, that will deliver economic prosperity, while also progressively eliminating carbon emissions and building resilience especially through better deployment of nature-based solutions.
  • Proposing technology hubs, to be located in CVF countries, to deal with hard to de-carbonize parts of the economy and to accelerate climate adaptation.

The CVF is an international partnership of 48 developing nations most threatened by a global climate emergency wherein Bangladesh exercises the current presidency of the Forum for the period 2020-2022.