Statement by the Gambia on behalf of the Least Developed Countries
Opening of the seventeenth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Countries under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP)
27 November 2012, Doha, Qatar
Madam Chair, the Gambia has the honour to speak on behalf of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs). The LDC group wishes to associate itself with statements made by Algeria on behalf of the Group of 77 & China, Swaziland on behalf of the African Group, and Nauru on behalf of Alliance of Small Islands Developing States (AOSIS).
We would also like to express our appreciation and gratitude to the Government and people of Qatar for their warm hospitality, and thank the UNFCCC Secretariat for their excellent arrangements.
The overarching objective of our work here is to preserve the Kyoto Protocol as the internationally legally binding, rules-based regime to ensure environmental integrity and transparency of action which is able to deliver real, substantial and verified emission reductions that can be built on for the future regime negotiated under the ADP. Read the rest of this entry »