V20 Meetings at Addis Ababa

The V20 held a series of meetings in conjunction with delegates of the Climate Vulnerable Forum meetings on Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 August 2018 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The meetings included the V20 Focus Group Meetings III, an inception discussion on the V20 Joint Technical Committee Meeting on Multi-Country Financing Initiatives, a joint CVF-V20 Troika Meeting, and a High Level CVF-V20 Presidency Handover Reception. The event saw the participation of V20 Delegates, CVF Delegates, Technical Partners and expert invitees. The presidency handover marked the conclusion of Ethiopia’s two-year presidency of the CVF and V20 and its handover to the Marshall Islands, now new CVF and V20 Chair.

Read the press release regarding the handover of chairmanship from Ethiopia to the Marshall Islands.

The meetings focused on reporting from the V20 Chair on progress on 2017-2018, the V20 Work Plan inclusive of the InsuResilience Global Partnership (IGP) and green finance. The meeting also discussed reporting from the CVF Chair on 2017-2018 activities.

Meeting Outcome Documents

Following the meeting, the following outcomes will be made available to V20 members/partners:

  • Summary Report of the V20 Focus Group Meetings III
  • V20 Focus Groups Key Milestones 2018-19
  • Summary Report of the CVF-V20 Troika Meeting
  • V20 Advocacy and Engagement Plan


Marshall Islands New V20 Chair


Marshall Islands New CVF & V20 Chair

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  • Ethiopia concluded its 2-year term as president of the CVF and V20 Group
  • CVF-V20 Officials met at Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia–Tuesday 28 August 2018: The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia concluded its chairmanship of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and the Vulnerable Twenty (V20) Group of the member states of the CVF with a handover ceremony held at Addis Ababa today transferring presidency responsibilities to the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

Speaking at the event, H.E. Dr. Gemedo Dalle, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change said:

“The Marshall Islands gives us hope. They are very vocal and committed to fighting climate change. The CVF is in safe hands. We strive for 1.5°C to thrive and we can do this together. The dream of a safer world needs the cooperation of all countries, and of every man, woman, and child.”

Accepting the responsibilities of the Forum chairmanship, Mr. Carlsan Heine of the Office of the President of the Marshall Islands said:

“We have come together on climate change and we will continue to fight together on climate change. The Marshall Islands stands on the shoulders of the giants of this Forum who came before us as we seek to implement the CVF Vision and the core priorities of the V20 Finance Ministers. We are proud that a Pacific island nation of less than 100,000 inhabitants under female leadership will take forward this global Forum at this critical moment.”

The Marshall Islands is convening an entirely online Virtual Summit of the Climate Vulnerable Forum on 22 November 2018 and it was indicated that the Summit would be front and center of the Forum’s work for the remainder of 2018.

The handover ceremony took place in conjunction with meetings of the V20 Focus Groups and a CVF-V20 Troika Meeting held at Addis Ababa from 27-28 August 2018, gathering senior CVF and V20 officials from different world regions.