Posts Tagged NAPs

New LDC Group submission on NAPs

Nepal on behalf of the Least Developed Countries Group has made a submission to the UNFCCC on National Adaptation Plans.

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

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Meeting of LDC representatives held on the sidelines of NAP Expo 2014

On the sidelines of NAP Expo 2014 held in Bonn, Germany from 8 to 9 August 2014, Mr. Prakash Mathema, Chair of the LDC Group, convened a meeting of LDC representatives to discuss the upcoming UN Climate Summit (23 September 2014, New York) and how LDCs should proactively engage at the Summit. More than forty participants were in attendance.

During the opening session of the NAP Expo, Mr. Mathema also gave a keynote address on Evolution of Adaptation: Needs and Gaps for the LDCs. He spoke about the evolution of adaptation in the UN Climate Change regime and highlighted the needs and gaps from the perspective of the LDCs. Summarizing his presentation, he said that much had been done in the area of adaptation but more needs to be achieved in the days to come. Mr. Mathema also gave a special interview to Climate Action Network South Asia for their online news reporting.

Details on NAP Expo can be found at the following link: http://napexpo.org/2014/

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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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New LDC Group submission on NAPs

Nepal on behalf of the Least Developed Countries Group has made a submission under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change on National Adaptation Plans.

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

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New LDC briefings

Three of the LDC group’s series of papers on issues related to the UN climate change negotiations have been summarised into briefings to reach out to a wider audience beyond the LDC Group, and raise broader awareness of LDC concerns in the climate negotiations.

Read more at the LDC paper series page.

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LDC paper series updated

The LDC group’s series of papers on issues related to the UN climate change negotiations has been updated following the Warsaw Climate Change Conference.

Read more at the LDC paper series page.

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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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