Bonn, 19 October 2015: Developed and wealthy nations must allow their policies to reflect the magnitude and urgency of action needed to tackle climate change, thus allowing a serious boost in ambition in this last round of climate negotiations before December Paris UN talks, say the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Group.
An encouraging number of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) – the country plans to tackle climate change – have been submitted, 123 in total, which includes the EU bloc.
However there are fears that the current INDCs are unfortunately still a race to the bottom. The level of ambition contained within the country climate change plans put the world on a 2.7°C pathway but the LDCs are calling for a 1.5°C world, as anything higher exposes our nations to irreversible changes in the climate system.
While participation is at an unprecedented level, the LDCs also have grave concerns that too much emphasis is still on the process and communication of the INDCs, rather than the actual implementation of the plans.
The Chair of the 48-member LDC Group at the negotiations, Mr. Giza Gaspar-Martins of Angola said: Read the rest of this entry »