Participation in Climate Prosperity Plans Flagship Event: Paving the way from vulnerability to prosperity

Participation in Climate Prosperity Plans Flagship Event: Paving the way from vulnerability to prosperity

The Secretariat of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and Vulnerable Group of 20 (V20) invited Shuchona Foundation Chairperson and CVF Thematic Ambassador for Vulnerability, Ms. Saima Wazed to participate in the Climate Prosperity Plans (CPPs) Flagship Event held at COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh on 8 November 2022. The CPP Program was launched in 2020 under the leadership of Bangladesh to pave the way for nations on the frontlines of the climate emergency to secure prosperous outcomes for their people whilst moving towards low-carbon, climate-smart economies. As part of SF Chair's engagement with the CVF/V20 as well as the CPP Program, a statement by Ms. Saima Wazed, as the International Focal Point of the Advisory Group on Disability and Disaster Risk Management of the Ministry of Disaster Management of Bangladesh and CVF Thematic Ambassador was streamed during the UNFCCC COP27 event. She talked about the launching of CPP under the leadership of the then CVF Chair, H.E. Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh, at the UN General Assembly on 7 October 2020. In 2021, Bangladesh developed and launched the first Climate Prosperity Plan as a template for other members – the Mujib Climate Prosperity Plan is named after the Father of the Nation. The CPP intends to be a maiden journey for Bangladesh to represent the needs of the most marginalised and vulnerable people and their pathway to prosperity.

At COP26, multiple member countries have expressed interest in developing their own CPP. COP27 provided.

the opportunity to take stock of progress and showcase the first results of the CPP program.

The strength these most vulnerable groups demonstrate should be a guide to us, and we in fact, need to learn from them so that we may plan and prepare for more resilient and empowered communities that can persevere and overcome hardships. We have to course-correct planning norms and investment flows and this is why we embark on Climate Prosperity Plans – a national investment strategy and pathway to prosperity in a climate-insecure world.

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