Climate Vulnerable Forum

Climate Vulnerable Forum

Established in 2009, the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) is an international partnership and cooperation body for developing countries particularly vulnerable to the negative effects of climate change. The Forum, which comprised 43 member states at the conclusion of 2015 from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Pacific, works to tackle global climate change through collaboration on common goals, communications and the sharing of expertise and experience. It now represents one billion people highly at risk to heat waves, flooding, storms and other weather-related disasters whose severity is increasing as the planet warms. The CVF is led by a rotational presidency of 18-months in duration and is currently chaired by Philippines. Philippines took over responsibility from Costa Rica for chairing the Climate Vulnerable Forum from January 2015 and will continue to preside the Forum until mid-2016. 

Aims:

As a collaborative platform for vulnerable countries to address the foremost issues related to global climate change, the Forum’s aims include:

* Agenda setting for highlighting concerns, issues and challenges faced by vulnerable countries

* Consensus building and position convergence on international policies

* Building trust among stakeholders and breaking down divides

* Cooperative action in the context of intergovernmental fora

* Collective awareness raising on common concerns, views and positions

* Sharing of good practices on climate change policy

* Contributing to a truly effective, inclusive and responsible global climate change governance regime

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