Climate Vulnerable Nations’ Leaders in First Virtual Summit
November 24, 2018
On 22 November 2018, the Leaders of the Climate Vulnerable Forum convened the first intergovernmental Summit to be held entirely online. The Virtual Summit issued a call to world’s governments to raise the ambition of their climate targets by 2020 in order to save vulnerable nations threatened by warming beyond the 1.5 degrees Celsius target of the Paris Agreement. Through the Summit’s “Jumemmej Declaration”, the Forum’s Leaders committed to strengthening their national climate efforts by 2020 in order to pressure World Governments to act. During the 24-hour online event, which featured interactive debates and live statements from leaders around the world, the Marshall Islands also announced a new and enhanced climate target, or Paris Agreement NDC, highlighting the conviction of the most vulnerable “to move from words to action”.