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Video: LDC Chair interviewed by “Democracy Now!”

In this video interview with Democracy Now! during the COP17 climate change talks in Durban, the LDC chair Pa Ousman Jarju outlines the group’s key positions.


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LDC Chair: Durban lays the foundation for further work, in 2012 and beyond

Pa Ousman Jarju, Chair of the LDC group, provided this statement on the group’s reactions to the final outcomes at CoP17 in Durban.

The group of 48 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) left Durban in December with mixed feelings of satisfaction and concern. Despite the need to further elaborate some issues, key steps have been achieved, including the adoption of several important decisions that LDCs welcomed due to their importance and high potential to tackle climate change impacts on LDCs. Those include decisions to enable the operationalisation of the Adaptation Committee, progress made to start the process to enable LDCs to formulate and implement national adaptation plans, and the adoption of the governing instrument of the Green Climate Fund, which were all part of our key asks from Durban. Moreover, since the beginning of the conference, the LDCs were committed to support the adoption of the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol, and Durban was also fundamental in securing this second commitment period, with Parties agreeing to undertake the necessary remaining work to avoid the gap after December 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

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