Leaders Events & Press Conference
Vulnerable Countries to Adopt Issue Historic Joint Declaration
at Open of Paris Climate Summit

· Key meeting of the 43 countries most impacted by climate change
· Declaration to convey what these nations are calling for, committing to, and plan to accomplish

30 November 2015, 16h45 | Paris, France

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 available 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

For media:

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

Sarah Bel – UNDP Communication specialist: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / +41 79 934 11 17

*UNFCCC accreditation required


Founded in 2009, the Climate Vulnerable Forum is an international partnership of countries highly vulnerable to a warming planet who act together to deal with global climate change. Currently chaired by Philippines, the Forum meets in full at high-level for the third time in its existence at Paris to deliver a collective vision of vulnerable countries for COP21.

Nations that are part of the CVF includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bhutan, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Maldives, Nepal, Philippines, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Vietnam.

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November 27, 2015

Knowledge Bank
 NCB Ref Guide

Through CORE (Communities for Resilience), an improved Ecotown program, the CCC intends to promote the understanding of climate and disaster risk especially by communities identified by experts to be more vulnerable to disasters caused by climate change, and strengthen the technical knowledge and capacity of LGUs in developing the Local Climate Change Action Plan (LCCAP) through a series of convergence consultations and trainings. 


The People’s Survival Fund (PSF) was created by Republic Act 10174 as an annual fund intended for local government units and accredited local/community organizations to implement climate change adaptation projects that will better equip vulnerable communities to deal with the impacts of climate change. It supplements the annual appropriations allocated by relevant government agencies and local government units for climate-change-related programs and projects.  The Philippine government programmed at least P1 billion into the PSF which will be sourced from the national budget.
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