2016 Forum

2016 CVF Forum

The CVF 2016 Forum. Photo Credit: Kairos Dela Cruz/CVF-UNDP (CC)

High Level Climate Vulnerable Forum Meeting at COP22

Marrakech, Morocco – 10:00am-12:00pm Friday 18 November 2016

The Fourth High Level Meeting of the Climate Vulnerable Forum’s took place in the second week of the Marrakech Climate Conference (COP22).



  1. To adopt a declaration expressing the updated views of the member states of the Climate Vulnerable Forum
  2. To agree a vision for the Forum expressing the future the members are intent on realising while indicating how each will work towards that vision
  3. To interact with observing countries and institutions on promoting responses and cooperation in support of climate vulnerable countries
  4. To agree a range of decisions relating to the Forum as a body in areas including resourcing, membership, presidency, secretariat and future meetings
CVF Member Countries:
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Fiji, Ghana, Grenada, Haïti, Honduras, Madagascar, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Viet Nam and Yemen.
Incoming Member Countries Confirmed at the Meeting
Colombia, The Gambia, Lebanon, Palestine and Samoa
Observer Countries
Burundi, China, Ecuador, France, Gabon, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria, South Africa, Togo, United Kingdom and Zimbabwe
Opening Statement of H.E. Mr. Negash Kebret Botora, Ethiopia, available here.
Chair Statement of H.E. Dr. Gemedo Dalle, available here.
Closing Statement of H.E. Mr. Kare Chawicha, Ethiopia, available here.
Statement for Civil Society by Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, available here.
Statement of Mr. Ghulam Mohd Malikyar, Afghanistan, available here.
Statement of Mr. Xie Zhenhua, China, available here.
Statement of Ms. Mariana Rojas Laserna, Colombia, available here.
Statement of H.E. Mr. Edgar Gutierrez, Costa Rica, available here.
Statement of Mr. Ernesto Reyna Alcantara, Dominican Republic, available here.
Statement of H.E. Mr. Jochen Flasbarth, Germany, available here.
Statement of Mr. Vahakn Kabakian, Lebanon, available here.
Statement of Mr. Ismael Raushan, Maldives, available here.
Statement of H.E. Mr. Mattlan Zackhras, Marshall Islands, available here.
Statement of Mr. Batjargal Zamba, Mongolia, available here.
Statement of Mr. Bishwa Nath Oli, Nepal, available here.
Statement of Mr. Nedal Katbeh Bader, Palestine, available here.
Statement of H.E. Ms. Evelyn Cruzada, Philippines, available here.
Statement of H.E. Mr. Vincent Biruta, Rwanda, available here.
Statement of H.E. Mr. Feturi Elisaia, Samoa, available here.
Statement of H.E. Mr. Abdoulaye Balde, Senegal, available here.
Statement of Ms. Thamila Dulani, Sri Lanka, available here.
Statement of H.E. Mr. January Y. Makamba, Tanzania, available here.
Find the press release here.
Read the statement of Former Vice President of the United States of America Al Gore here (external link).
Read the statement from Christian Aid, describing the CVF as “titans in the world of climate leadership” here (external link).
Read the press release of the Climate Action Network here (external link).
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