“It is absolutely essential that the most vulnerable countries around the world come together and coalesce around the Climate Vulnerability Forum. That will allow them to speak with one voice, to get much more attention to the conditions that they are already facing, caused by the advance of climate change.” José María Figueres, former President of Costa Rica
The Climate Vulnerable Forum is a global partnership of leaders of countries most vulnerable to climate change actively seeking a firm and urgent resolution to the growing climate crisis.
The Climate Vulnerable Forum convenes governments from Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the Pacific, committed to demonstrating leadership aimed at tackling what for some nations is becoming an existential challenge. At the Forum meeting on 19 September 2010 in New York, attendees endorsed DARA’s Climate Vulnerability Monitor.
Development of the Climate Vulnerable Forum
“Standing indivisible as we are in our determination to act to bring about a resolution to the global menace of climate change.”
-Dhaka Ministerial Declaration of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (November 2011)
The Climate Vulnerable Forum was founded at the initiative of the Maldives government in late 2009. Eleven governments from met near the Maldives capital of Malé in November 2009 and signed the Malé declaration that expressed alarm at the rate of changes and danger witnessed around the planet due to the effects of human-induced global warming and called for urgent most international cooperation to tackle the challenge.
Kiribati hosted the Tarawa Climate Change Conference, in November 2010 where the Ambo Declaration was signed by twelve countries.
The government of Bangladesh hosted a ministerial meeting of the Climate Vulnerable Forum in November 2011 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where the Dhaka Declaration of the Climate Vulnerable Forum was adopted by nineteen climate vulnerable countries.
The Climate Vulnerable Forum hosted an official side event to the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development. Ministers from Bangladesh, Costa Rica and Nepal appealed to improve on inadequate attention to climate change in the deliberation and outcomes of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20. Visit the CVF at Rio+20 page.
2012: Launch of the Climate Vulnerability Monitor 2nd Edition
DARA and the Climate Vulnerable Forum launched the Climate Vulnerability Monitor 2nd Edition: A Guide to the Cold Calculus of a Hot Planet on September 26th, 2012 at Asia Society, New York.
2012: COP18, Doha
DARA and the Climate Vulnerable Forum hosted an official side-event to COP18: Debating the Cold Calculus of a Hot Planet on December 3rd.
2012: Costa Rica
The next ministerial meeting of the Climate Vulnerable Forum will be help in San José.