Manila Senior Officials Meeting

Global Climate Vulnerable Forum Meeting in Manila

Manila, the Philippines – 9-11 November 2015

The Manila Climate Vulnerable Forum, the CVF’s third full meeting, is jointly hosted by the Philippines Climate Change Commission and Department of Foreign Affairs and will take place in Manila.


  • Increased convergence and consensus on core climate change policy concerns shared by highly vulnerable countries worldwide, including vis-à-vis COP21
  • Increased awareness and publicity amplifying the voice and focus on vulnerable countries ahead of COP21
  • Develop and establish clarity on future activities of the CVF through to 2018, and on key administrative matters, including membership, chairmanship and resource mobilization

CVF Member Countries:

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Nepal, Philippines (host), Saint Lucia, Tanzania, Vanuatu, Vietnam

Observer Countries:

Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Comoros, Dominican Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Fiji, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Malawi, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Niger, Palau, Papau New Guinea, Senegal, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tunisia, Yemen.

Keynote Address from Hon. Loren Legarda, Senator of the Republic of the Philippines available here (English, external link).

Speech of Haoliang Xu, Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations and Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and Pacific at the United Nations Development Programme available here (Pdf, English)

Speech of H.E. Thomas Ossowski, Embassy of the Federal Republic of the Germany available here (Pdf, English).

Speech of Ambassador Mathou of the Republic of France to the Philippines available here (Pdf, English)

CVF Manila Press Release available here (Pdf, English, 1.2mb)

Press Release to Announce the Manila meeting available here (Pdf, English, 0.3mb)

Costa Rica Foriegn Ministry Press Release available here (Spanish, external link).

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