Philippines, 2015-2016

First ever gathering establishing the Group of Ministers of Finance of the Vulnerable Twenty (V20) in Lima. Chaired by H.E. Cesar V. Purisima, Hon. Secretary of Finance of the Philippines. Source: CVF.


Philippines assumed the chair of the Forum in January 2015 following the tenure of Costa Rica. Under their presidency, the V20 group was officially founded in October 2015 in Lima, Peru. The Philippines also hosted the 2015 Forum Meeting at the UN Climate Conference at Paris, France in November 2015, where the CVF Manila-Paris Declaration and the 2016-2018 Roadmap were adopted. In the lead-up to that, the #1o5c campaign was launched. It is also under the Philippines’ presidency that the ILO Labor report entitled “Climate Change and Labour: Impacts of Heat in the Workplace” was published. At the end of their tenure, the campaign “1.5ºC: A Record We Must Not Break” was launched in the context of the Olympic Games of Rio.