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LDC Chair’s statement at 46th GEF/LDCF Council Meeting

46th Global Environment Facility/Least Developed Countries Fund Council Meeting

Statement by the Chair of the Least Developed Countries Group 

25-27 May 2014, Cancún, Mexico

Madam Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer,
Council members,
Representatives of GEF Implementing Agencies,
Ladies and gentlemen,

I have the honour to speak on behalf of the Least Developed Countries Group (LDC Group) representing 48 countries that are the most vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change.

I would like to begin by thanking the CEO and Council members of GEF for their continued dedication to the functioning of the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF). As the fund is dedicated to addressing the special needs of the LDCs under the UN Climate Change Convention, the Fund’s smooth operation is of particular importance to the LDCs.

Madam Chairperson, in November 2013, the LDC Group congratulated Equatorial Guinea on submission of its National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA). Equatorial Guinea’s submission concludes the NAPA preparation process for all LDC Parties except South Sudan, the newest addition to the LDC category. The LDCs are greatly encouraged by the progress of its members in identifying the urgent and immediate adaptation needs of our vulnerable communities. We now look to GEF to support the full implementation of our NAPAs through the LDCF. Read the rest of this entry »

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LDC group statement at the 37th SBI session

Statement by the Gambia on behalf of the Least Developed Countries Group

The thirty-seventh session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI)

27 November 2012, Doha, Qatar

Mr. Chair,

The Gambia has the honour to speak on behalf of the Least Developed Countries (LDC) Group. We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the Government and the People of Qatar for hosting this negotiating session in Doha and for all the excellent arrangements.

Mr. Chair, this thirty-seventh session of the SBI is of paramount importance for the LDC group, as we expect it to conclude several LDCs matters with concrete proposals to be adopted by COP18. Read the rest of this entry »

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LDC group statement to LDCF/SCCF GEF Council Meeting

Statement by Mr. Pa Ousman Jarju the chair of the LDC Group

13th LDCF/SCCF GEF Council Meeting

15 November 2012, Washington, DC

Madam Chairperson

Council members

Representatives of GEF implementing Agencies

Distinguished ladies and gentlemen

It is a pleasure to deliver this opening statement on behalf of the LDC Group in this November gathering.

First of all, I would like to congratulate Dr. Naoko Ishii, the CEO and Chairperson of the GEF for her appointment to this important role. The LDC Group welcomes with enthusiasm your vision for the future of the GEF.

Also, let me express the LDCs’ sincere gratitude to you Council members, for your efforts in the governance of the LDCF: a fund dedicated to providing financial support to the LDCs for addressing the climate change adaptation challenge. Read the rest of this entry »

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Statement by LDC chair at 12th LDCF/SCCF council meeting – 7 June 2012

Pa Ousman Jarju, chair of the Least Developed Countries group made the following statement at the 12th Least Developed Countries Fund / Special Climate Change Fund Council Meeting at the Global Environment Facility,

Washington, DC on 7 June 2012.

Madam co-chair

Council members

Representatives of GEF implementing Agencies

Distinguished ladies and gentlemen

I would like to thank the GEF for giving me the opportunity to attend this meeting on behalf of the LDC Group.

Let me express the LDCs sincere gratitude to all council members for your efforts in the governance of the LDCF/SCCF.

As you are aware, a total of 47 NAPAs with over 540 projects have been completed and forty-two countries have received approval for the LDCF financing for their NAPA implementation projects.

Currently about sixty-four projects have already been approved:

  • to identify the informational, institutional, policy, capacity and market barriers that need to be overcome to help advance towards climate-resilient development
  • to ensure on-the ground measures are taken in sectors such as water, agriculture and infrastructure, to ensure climate compatible development
  • to scale up priority actions for Climate Resilient Development at national and sub-national levels and seeking dual benefits with on-going mitigation Read the rest of this entry »

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