Tenth part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP 2-10)
Opening statement by People’s Republic of Angola on behalf of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs)
31 August, Bonn, Germany
Mr. Co-chairs, I have the honor to deliver this statement on behalf of the 48 least developed countries.
Mr. Co-chairs, dear delegates, the last two and a half months since the ADP 2-9 have been very intense for all countries. Many countries have worked hard to prepare their INDCs. We have also had to prepare our responses to your tool, which you Co-chairs have submitted to us and for which we thank you.
This great amount of activity is an indication of the high importance of the upcoming Paris conference. As the most vulnerable countries to the current and projected impacts of climate change, we have a primary concern about the outcome of the Paris conference. We are looking for effective solutions that are able to guarantee the very survival of our people, countries and economies.
We would like to thank you Co-chairs for the tool you have made available to us and for providing it in sufficient time to allow for our preparatory work.
We understand from you that you were careful in your approach to deliver the mandate given to you. Now it is time for Parties to engage and arrive at a text that will be comprehensive and acceptable to all Parties, and more importantly, to reach an agreement that is capable of dealing with the enormous climate change challenge ahead of us. Read the rest of this entry »