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Title: Most Vulnerable Countries' Civil Society Declaration on Climate Negotiations

Date Published: 29 July 2009
Author/s: Campaign for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods (CSRL) and Oxfam international
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Affiliation: National Forestry Resources Research Institute - NaFORRI


We, the civil society of the countries most vulnerable to climate change, having met in Dhaka 27-29 July 2009 for the International Civil Society Conference: The Rights of the Most Vulnerable Countries in Climate Negotiations, call upon all governments to recognize the threats to survival and development that anthropogenic climate change poses to the most vulnerable countries, comprising Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and African countries. We urge our governments to join together to raise the voice in the international negotiations of those people who's very survival is threatened by anthropogenic climate change for which they are least responsible. We call on all Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to recognize the Most Vulnerable Countries (MVCs) as a legitimate collective voice at the negotiations, comprising the majority of Parties to UNFCCC; three quarters of the membership of the G77; and in excess of 1 billion people globally