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V20 Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting

V20 Asia-Pacific Regional Consultation and Workshop on Financial Protection against Climate and Disaster Risks Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines, Wednesday 8 March – Friday 10 March 2017 Representatives of the V20 finance ministries from across the Asia-Pacific Region will convene in Manila from 8-10 March in the first of three Regional Consultations the Group plans to hold in

Climate Vulnerable Forum Activities at UNFCCC COP22

Provisional Programme: Climate Vulnerable Forum Activities at UNFCCC COP22 7–18 November 2016 UNFCCC COP22 Bab Ighli complex, Avenue Mohammed VI, Marrakech, Morocco Download the Provisional Programme (English, Pdf) Download the Week Two Provisional Programme (English, Pdf) Week One Date Time Event Title Description Location Monday 7 November 2:30pm – 3:15pm CVF Delegation Information Sharing Session

Vulnerable Countries Prepare for COP22

CVF Pre-COP22 Activities Palais des Nations, Geneva, 12:00–14:00 – Friday 14 October 2016 New York, Friday 28 October 2016 Addis Ababa, 24 – 25 October 2016 Climate Vulnerable Forum members met at the United Nations in Geneva on 14 October and are set to meet in Addis Ababa on 24-25 October and in New York on 28

Europe’s largest electric car rally calls for 1.5 degree limit on global warming

Friday 17 June 2016, 17:00 Palais des Nations, Geneva Download the event flyer (Pdf, English, 0.8mb) Nearly 100 electric vehicles will rally in front of the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, demonstrating the possibility of zero emission transportation and the need to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. The drivers will form the “1o5C” campaign

High Level Dialogue on Climate Change and Labour

Ministers, employers and employees seeking joint solutions to address the impacts of heat in the workplace Wednesday 7 June 2016, 12:00-14:00 Palais des Nations, Geneva Download the event flyer (Pdf, English, 0.7mb) In conjunction with 2016 International Labour Conference, the Permanent Mission of the Philippines, as chair of the Climate Vulnerable Forum, hosted a High Level international

Vulnerable Countries Co-Host Climate Change and Health Discussion

Climate Change and Health: Taking Stock, Forging Solutions Tuesday 24 May 2016, 12:15-13:45 Room XXIV, Palais des Nations, Geneva Download the event flyer (Pdf, English, 0.4mb) In conjunction with 69th World Health Assembly, the Philippines, as chair of the Climate Vulnerable Forum, and the United States of America are co-hosting an official side event and

Vulnerable Countries in New Partnership on Climate Change and Labour

Climate Change and Labour: Impacts of Heat in the Workplace Room V, International Labour Organization, Geneva 10:00 – 12:00 – Thursday 28 April 2016 Event Flyer and Agenda (English, Pdf, 0.3mb) On the occasion of the International Workers’ Memorial Day, the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and partners* are coming together in a multi-stakeholder partnership to address the

Vulnerable Twenty to hold Ministerial Dialogue

V20 High-Level Events at 2016 Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank Group 13-14 April 2016, Washington, DC Following the 2nd V20 Working Group Meeting held last week, V20 delegates will convene in Washington DC for the 2nd V20 Preparatory Deputies/Senior Officials Meeting and the 2nd V20 Ministerial Dialogue on 13th and 14 April

Vulnerable Twenty to meet in Washington DC

2nd V20 Working Group Meeting 29-30 March 2016, Washington, DC V20 delegates will meet at Washington DC on 29-30 March for the first time since the foundation of the V20 Group in October last year. This 2nd meeting of the V20 Working Group, hosted by the Department of Finance of the Philippines, aims to prepare

UN Human Rights Council to Examine Dangers of 2 Degrees

Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment to Report to the UN Human Rights Council Thursday 3 March 2016, Geneva, Switzerland The United Nations Human Rights Council will hear from Mr. John Knox, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, the findings of a Climate Vulnerable Forum commissioned study by the Special Proceedures

Climate Vulnerable Countries Meet in Geneva to Plan 2016 Activities

Working Luncheon Briefing Salon de Genève, Palais des Nations, Geneva 12:00–14:00 – Friday 5 February 2016 Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) members met in Geneva for the first time in 2016 to discuss the implementation of the Manila-Paris Declaration and the 2016-2018 Road Map, both adopted at the High Level Meeting of the CVF at the UN Climate Change

World’s vulnerable open gateway to climate safe future at Paris

Third High-Level Meeting of the Climate Vulnerable Forum Climate Vulnerable Forum Adopts The Manila-Paris Declaration PRESS RELEASE The Press Release (Pdf, English, 0.1mb) The Manila-Paris Declaration (Pdf, English, 0.2mb) The 2016-2018 Roadmap and Guidance Note (Pdf, English, 0.2mb) Coalition of vulnerable country leaders commit to upscaled national climate action to trigger greater ambition at Paris


Vulnerable Countries Forum to Meet at Paris

Third High-Level Meeting of the Climate Vulnerable Forum At the UN Climate Change Conference at Paris (COP21) Blue Zone, Le Bourget UNFCCC site* 16:45–18:15 – Monday 30 November 2015 With statements from H.E. Benigno Aquino, President of the Philippines, and other leaders the principal Climate Vulnerable Forum event taking place at COP21 builds on 2

The Manila Communique

THE MANILA COMMUNIQUE The Manila Communique (Pdf, 0.1mb) Outcome statement of the Sherpa Senior Officers’ Meeting of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) at Manila on 9-11 November 2015 We, member states of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), met in Manila on 9-11 November 2015 to take stock of our progress and discuss the future direction

Vulnerable Countries Meet in Philippines ahead of Paris Climate Summit

Sherpa Senior Officers Meeting (SSOM) of the Climate Vulnerable Forum Updates on this event can be found here. PRESS RELEASE English release: Pdf (0.2mb) 2 November 2015, Manila/Geneva: The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) meets in Manila for a three-day global conference gathering vulnerable countries across regions ahead of the major UN Climate Change Conference at Paris


Launch of the #1o5C Campaign to Strengthen the 2 Degrees Goal

Over 100 nations and hundreds of civil society groups urge to keep warming below 1.5°C Visit the #1o5C Campaign and Site at MEDIA RELEASE 23 October 2015, Bonn – The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and CARE International have launched a new online campaign #1o5C / to gather more support to the global call to

Creation of the V20

Upcoming Establishment of Climate-Focused Vulnerable Twenty Group of Ministers of Finance The Vulnerable Twenty group of Ministers of Finance, V20, of the CVF will be established during 07 – 08 October 2015 at Lima, Peru in conjunction with the Annual Meetings of The World Bank Group & International Monetary Fund (IMF). The establishment of the

Vulnerable Countries Gather in Geneva to Prepare COP21

Climate Vulnerable Forum Briefing Of Members And Observers GENEVA: 23 July 2015 A Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) meeting of members and observers is being convened today in Geneva at the Palais des Nations, presided by the Ambassador of Philippines to the United Nations, H.E. Ms. Cecilia Rebong, for the CVF Chair. The event reviews the work of the CVF during

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International Human Rights Community urges heightened Ambition at COP21

Special Geneva Climate Vulnerable Forum Event on Human Rights and Climate Change in Conjunction with UNFCCC SB42 in Bonn The special event follows a Joint Statement on Friday 5 June 2015 from the UN Special Procedures drawing attention to the CVF-commissioned report on climate change and human rights submitted to the UNFCCC ahead of the

CVF at Bonn SB42

Global Consultation at Bonn: Climate Action By Most Vulnerable Could Soar to New Levels

Climate Vulnerable Forum Press Conference at the UNFCCC Bonn #SB42 Talks: Climate Action By Most Vulnerable Countries Could Soar to New Levels and Drive Strong COP21 Output Download the press release in English (pdf, 0.2mb) Bonn, Germany, 04 June 2015 – Press Release The Climate Vulnerable Forum concludes today in Bonn a series of regional consultations involving 50 countries across 5