Vulnerable Countries to Adopt Issue Historic Joint Declaration at Open of Paris Climate Summit

Nov 27, 2015

The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) will meet on Monday 30th November to adopt a historic Manila-Paris Declaration conveying what vulnerable countries want, commit and plan to accomplish to make the COP21 climate deal and follow-up a success. Building on two years of consultations at regional and global level, the meeting will encourage other governments to endorse the CVF declaration. The Declaration, and its associated Road Map, spell out key priorities for the Paris agreement in terms of long-term temperature and mitigation goals, commitments of vulnerable countries and actions the group will work on in the years ahead. It also confirms new CVF members and the Forum’s future, African Chair.

The public event led by Philippine President Benigno Aquino III in the Le Maroni plenary is open to media.

What: Vulnerable countries leaders event, #1o5C campaign action with CVF leaders and civil society, and first press conference of the Climate Vulnerable Forum at COP21 in Paris (detailed agenda available upon request).

When: 16h45 - 18h15 – Leaders event (includes photo call with high-level delegates at 17h10)

           18h15 - 18h30 – Civil society #1o5C campaign action

           18h30 - 19h00 – Press conference with high-level delegates

Note: The final text of the Manila-Paris Declaration and press release will be made availab;le at the end of the Leaders event at 18h15

Where: Le Maroni (Le Bourget blue zone) and Press Room TBC*

Who: Philippine President H.E. Benigo S. Aquino III and leaders of climate vulnerable countries worldwide, Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction.

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To register or for additional information, please contact or visit:

Sarah Bel – UNDP Communication specialist: sarah.bel@undp.org / +41 79 934 11 17

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