The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) is an international partnership of countries highly vulnerable to a warming planet. The Forum serves as a South-South cooperation platform for participating governments to act together to deal with global climate change. The CVF brings together climate vulnerable developing countries from across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Pacific. As of COP22, 48 nations are members. Ethiopia, the 6th CVF Chair, assumed the Presidency of the Forum in August 2016 following the tenure of Philippines.