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
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*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.
November 27, 2015