Closing of the Twentieth Session of the Conference of Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 20)
Statement by Nepal on behalf of the Least Developed Countries Group
14 December 2014, Lima, Peru
Mr. President, I have the honour to speak on behalf of the Group of Least Developed Countries.
Mr. President, allow me to congratulate you for bringing this COP to an end.
The LDC Group welcomes the COP decision on the approval of initial two-year workplan of the Executive Committee (ExCom) of the Warsaw International Mechanism (WIM) for loss and damage associated with climate change impacts. We believe that the two-year workplan will initiate the process for the implementation of the functions of the mechanism.
The LDC Group also welcomes the decision for finalizing the permanent structure and composition of the Executive Committee for the WIM. We urge Parties to expedite the nomination of the membership so that the ExCom can start its work by the first quarter of next year to implement the functions of this mechanism. The LDC Group looks forward to the prioritization of the means of implementation and issues related to rehabilitation, risk transfer and climate migration in the days to come. Read the rest of this entry »