Paris High Level Meeting


2015 High Level Meeting at COP21 (Image: CVF)

High Level Climate Vulnerable Forum Meeting at COP21

Paris, France – 30 November 2015

The Third High Level Meeting of the Climate Vulnerable Forum’s took place on the first day of the Paris Climate Conference (COP21).


  • To formally adopt the Manila-Paris Declaration and the 2016-2018 Roadmap of Activities endorsed at the Senior Sherpa Meeting in Manila
  • To expand the membership of the Climate Vulnerable Forum and to announce Ethiopia as Incoming Chair of the CVF
  • Increased awareness and publicity, amplifying the voice and focus on vulnerable countries at the beginning of COP21


CVF Member and Incoming Member Countries:
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Mongolia, Nepal, Niger, Palau, Philippines, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Vietnam, Yemen
Observer Countries
France, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom

Statements & Summaries

President Aquino’s Address (Pdf, English, 0.2mb)
Hon. Cesar V. Purisima’s Opening Remarks (Pdf, English, 0,1mb)
Message from Senator Loren Legarda (Video)
Speech of SRSG Margareta Wahlstrom (Pdf, English, 0.1mb)
Closing remarks of Hon. Emmanuel M. de Guzman, Vice Chairperson, Climate Change Commission (English, Pdf, 0.1mb)
Speech of Minister Gonzalez, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Costa Rica (Pdf, English, 0.5mb)
Speech of S.E Annick Girardin, Secrétaire d’État au Développement et à la Francophonie (Pdf, French, 0.3mb)

Meeting Documents

Manila-Paris Declaration (Pdf, English, 0.2mb)
2016-2018 Roadmap and Guidance Note (Pdf, English, 0,2mb)

Press Release:

Press Release (Pdf, English, 0.1mb)

Selection of Media Coverage:

The Guardian: Paris climate talks: vulnerable countries demand 1.5C warming limit
TriplePundit: The Leaders at COP21: The Climate Vulnerable Forum
Trust: Nations most at risk of climate change urge lower warming cap
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