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Least developed countries call for immediate action on climate change


At the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action organized by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC)in Bonn the least developed countries (LDCs) called for a rapid action to tackle pressing climate issues.

“We are all experiencing an increased number of droughts, severe storms, and floods. These events are increasing in frequency, magnitude and intensity, and worsening from day to day the quality of life of already vulnerable populations. Delay in action against climate change is not an option for the group,” the LDCs stated.

Mr. Prakash Mathema from Nepal who was inaugurating the LDC group’s first negotiation session, as its new chair warned: “Adaptation and climate resilience are the top priorities for the LDCs for which international support for technology, capacity building and finance is still inadequate. If global emissions are not limited, our countries will be confronted with a situation where adaptation requirements will far exceed capacities even if all possible international support is provided.”

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  • Themes:Climate Change, Governance, Vulnerable Populations

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/32848

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