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What makes for effective adaptation? LDC Group review of evidence

The Least Developed Countries (LDCs), from the frontlines of climate impacts, are pioneering large-scale and innovative adaptation responses. A new issues paper draws from experiences in the international dialogues and from LDCs’ national practice. The paper, ‘What makes for effective adaptation?’ examines how the international dialogues and LDCs’ national practices are aligned, and where they… Read more »

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Countries must not forget Paris Agreement during Covid-19 recovery

COVID-19 stimulus spending must put the climate emergency at its very core – argues Rt Hon. Christopher Loeak of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. This opinion piece first appeared in The Independent. Even as the world grapples with the ongoing public health emergency of Covid-19, responsible leaders are looking ahead to plans for a… Read more »

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LDCs and the Paris Agreement: moving from international commitments to national implementation

A series of webinars will bring together participants from least developed countries to discuss their strategies to implement the Paris Agreement and share their diverse experiences and lessons learned. The Paris Agreement offers a global framework to work together to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Paris Agreement implementation officially kicks off this year and to… Read more »

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Delay to climate meetings cannot mean any delay to ambition

The Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC has decided to postpone the UN Climate Change meetings of the Subsidiary Bodies until 2021. The LDC Group, AOSIS and Republic of Marshall Islands respond.

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COVID-19 another shock for vulnerable countries facing multiple crises

The coronavirus pandemic adds yet another shock to the multiple challenges that more than a billion people living in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) already face in day-to-day life. It is much more than a health crisis. It has the potential to create devastating health, social, economic and environmental crises that will leave a deep,… Read more »

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