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.