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New LDC Group Submission on Methodological Issues under the Kyoto Protocol

Nepal on behalf of the Least Developed Countries Group has made a submission to the UNFCCC on Methodological Issues under the Kyoto Protocol including Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry under Article 3.3 and 3.4 of the Kyoto Protocol, and the Clean Development Mechanism.

It is also available on this website’s submissions page.

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New LDC Group submission on capacity building

Nepal on behalf of the Least Developed Countries Group has made a submission under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change on Capacity Building under the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol.

It is also available on this website’s submissions page.

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Press release: Talks Falling Short on Short-Term Ambition

As the first week of climate change negotiations in Doha concludes, the Alliance of Small Island States, Least Developed Countries and the African Group, which together represent 100 countries and over 1.4 billion people who are highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, raised concerns that the talks are falling short of the commitments on short-term ambition that were central to the agreement reached last year in Durban.

“As representatives of over 1.4 billion people around the world who are already suffering, and in some cases dying, because of climate change, we are gravely concerned that the negotiations have drifted away from conversations about short-term – pre-2020 – mitigation ambition.

“Prior to the start of the meeting, a series of scientific reports reminded negotiators that without bold action, the world is on track for 3-5 degree Celsius rise in temperature. Today we saw another analysis that showed limiting global warming below 2 degrees C – or even to below 1.5 degrees remains technically and economically feasible, but only with political ambition backed by rapid action starting now. Read the rest of this entry »

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LDC group statement at the 37th SBSTA session

Statement by the Gambia on behalf of the Least Developed Countries

Thirty-seventh session of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific and Technical Advice (SBSTA 37)

26 November 2012, Doha, Qatar

Mr. Chair, the Gambia has the honour to speak on behalf of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs).  The Gambia would like to express it sincere appreciation to the Government and people of Qatar for hosting these very important climate talks in Doha and for the excellent arrangements.

Is it necessary to reiterate the importance of the SBSTA deliberations to our process? Not at all. Read the rest of this entry »

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LDC group statement at the opening of the AWG-KP

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 »

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LDC group statement at the opening of the CMP8

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

Opening of the 8th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 8)

26 November 2012, Doha, Qatar

Mr. President,

The Gambia has the honour to deliver this statement on behalf of the Least Developed Countries Group.

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your election as President of the eighth Conference of Parties serving as the Meeting of Parties of the Kyoto Protocol.

We are confident that you will lead this process in an open, transparent and inclusive manner. To this end, we confirm our full cooperation and commitment in reaching an agreed outcome in Doha. Read the rest of this entry »

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Press release: Kyoto Is Essential to Successful Outcome in Doha

Ahead of the climate change negotiations in Doha, the Alliance of Small Island States, Least Developed Countries and the African Group, which together represent 100 countries and 1.4 billion people who are highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, released the following statement urging developed countries to fulfil their responsibility to take the lead in addressing the crisis and outlined key expectations for the 2012 climate conference: Read the rest of this entry »

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