November 19, 2009

Nations unite for climate action

Led by Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed, the first Climate Vulnerable Forum, or V11, was held on Tuesday, November 10 with the leaders of 11 countries present. Acknowledging their susceptibility to global warming effects that include sinking islands, melting glaciers and drought, the 11 nations of Bangladesh, Barbados, Bhutan, Ghana, Kenya, Kiribati, the Maldives, Nepal, Rwanda, Tanzania and Âu Lạc (Vietnam), agreed to a proposal that includes an atmospheric carbon goal of 350 parts per million.

This will be presented at the December United Nations Copenhagen summit. They also urged industrialized nations to pledge a percentage of economic profit towards climate action in developing countries, as the V11 members promised themselves to work towards carbon neutrality.

Your Excellencies, we laud your commitment and noble leadership in addressing the urgency of climate change. May your initiatives and goals be fully realized
to save your nationsand our planet.

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