Entretien avec EurActiv: les pays les plus pauvres ont le plus à perdre en cas d’échec des négociations sur le climat

Prakash Mathema, président du groupe des pays les moins développés, en entretien avec EurActiv, estime que la conférence sur le climat de Paris ne sera couronnée de succès que si la vulnérabilité des pays les plus pauvres est prise en compte.

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Interview with EurActiv: Poorest countries have the most to lose at UN climate talks

LDC Group Chair Mr. Prakash Mathema has been interviewed by EurActiv on how an ambitious outcome at the 2015 Paris UN summit can only be reached if the vulnerability of the poorest countries to climate change impacts is taken into consideration.

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New LDC Group submission on ADP

Nepal on behalf of the Least Developed Countries Group has made a submission to the UNFCCC on ADP.

It is also available on this website’s submissions page.

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Press release: Least Developed Countries set bar for ambitious climate action

Bonn, 20 October 2014: Following the bold pledges made by leaders of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) at the UN Climate Summit in September, the LDC Group expects others to scale up ambition and leadership on climate change in line with, or more strongly than the LDCs.

The Chair of the LDCs Group at UN climate change negotiations, Mr. Prakash Mathema of Nepal, and other representatives of the forty-eight poorest and most vulnerable countries of the world have arrived in Bonn for the UN climate change talks, to build on this momentum. The Group’s objective is to ensure that global response addresses the needs of their countries’ populations, who are the hardest hit by adverse effects of climate change.

Mathema said: “Last month’s Climate Summit, convened by the UN Secretary General in New York, injected new energy into the global climate change decision-making process. We not only saw more than hundred heads of state or government come together to discuss climate change, but also over three hundred thousand people around the world showing that they are paying close attention to this process and demanding concrete climate action from their governments.” Read the rest of this entry »

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LDC Group statement at opening of ADP 2-6

Sixth meeting of the Second Session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP 2-6)

Opening statement by Nepal on behalf of the Least Developed Countries Group

20 October 2014, Bonn, Germany

Co-chairs, Minister Pulgar-Vidal, Madam Executive Secretary and colleagues, I have the honour to speak on behalf of the LDC Group. I would like to align my statement with the statements made by Bolivia on behalf of G77 and China, by Sudan on behalf of the Africa Group, and by Nauru on behalf of AOSIS.

We thank the Secretariat for the preparations made for this meeting, and also thank the government and people of Germany for their warm hospitality.

We are grateful for your continued efforts to keep us up-to-date throughout the inter-session period. The documents prepared by you have been very useful, and will help us to progress here in Bonn and in Lima.

This October ADP meeting plays a decisive role in our work towards the 2015 agreement. During the next six days, we have to discuss issues of upmost importance related to both the pre-2020 and post-2020 negotiation processes. Parties should build upon commonalities and work towards narrowing divergent views. Therefore, we urge all Parties to make the best use of the time available at this session. Read the rest of this entry »

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Q&A with SciDev.Net: Helping the poorest nations with development goals

LDC Group Chair Mr. Prakash Mathema has been interviewed by SciDev.Net about what LDCs need and how they will cope with climate and development challenges.

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New LDC Group submission on NAPs

Nepal on behalf of the Least Developed Countries Group has made a submission to the UNFCCC on National Adaptation Plans.

It is also available on this website’s submissions page.

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