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Espinosa outlines COP26 priorities to LDC ministers

patricia espinosa

The UN’s top climate change official Patricia Espinosa addressed Ministers from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) on Monday, October 11, 2021 as they met to discuss key priorities heading into the crucial UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow. Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UNFCCC In a keynote address, the UN Climate Change Executive Secretary acknowledged the frustration being felt ...

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COP26: Least developed countries’ ministers set out priorities

Tandi Dorji

Ministers from the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) on Monday, October 11, 2021 convened for the LDC Group on Climate Change High-Level Ministerial Meeting to prepare for COP26 in Glasgow. The meeting closed with the adoption of the “Thimphu Call for Ambition and Action on Climate Change“, which lays out key priorities for the LDC Group. Dr. Tandi Dorji, Foreign Minister, Royal ...

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Progress reports: LDCs Group demands deep emissions cuts, scaled up climate finance

Sonam P. Wangdi

The release of two reports last week providing updated information on the level of ambition of national climate plans around the world and the amount of climate finance provided and mobilised are the cause of concern for the least developed countries. Mr Sonam P. Wangdi, Chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Group As world leaders meet at the UNGA, ...

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COP26: Least developed countries remain concerned about inclusion

Sonam P. Wangdi

The Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Group is concerned about the challenges its delegates face in attending COP26 in Glasgow and participating fully in negotiations on the global response to the climate crisis. Mr Sonam P. Wangdi, Chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Group Mr Sonam Phuntsho Wangdi, the chair of the Group, said: “Fair and ambitious outcomes from COP26 ...

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LDCs on IPCC report: Alarm bells are ringing

Sonam P. Wangdi

“Alarm bells are ringing; I hope everyone is hearing them,” said Mr Sonam P. Wangdi following the release of the latest IPCC’s Working Group 1 report AR6 Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science basis on Monday, August 9, 2021. Mr Sonam P. Wangdi, Chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Group Mr Wangdi, the chair of the group of the 46 least developed ...

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Seven countries to get more targeted support from GEF’s Least Developed Countries Fund

Sonam P. Wangdi

The Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF), the only dedicated source of climate adaptation support for the world’s smallest and most vulnerable economies, will provide more than $60 million to address urgent needs in Bhutan, Central African Republic, Eritrea, Kiribati, Lesotho, Somalia, and Timor-Leste under its latest work programme. Mr Sonam P. Wangdi, Chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Group With ...

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UN talks’ pace failing to match urgency needed for climate action – LDC Group

Sonam P. Wangdi

Following the May-June 2021 UN Climate Change Conference that came to a close on Thursday, June 17, 2021, the Least Developed Countries (LDC) Group has emphasised that much work remains to ensure the world can realise the goals of the Paris Agreement. The Group also commented on the outcome of the recent G7 summit. Mr Sonam P. Wangdi, Chair of ...

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LDCs list expectations for May-June climate talks, G7 Summit

Sonam P. Wangdi

Delegates from around the world are meeting virtually over the next three weeks for the UN Climate Change Conference, to advance work on addressing climate change globally ahead of COP26 in Glasgow in November 2021. Mr Sonam P. Wangdi, Chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Group Ahead of the session, Mr Sonam P. Wangdi, the Chair of the Least ...

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Least Developed Countries urge world leaders to show greater leadership on climate

Lotay Tshering

Over the last two days, 40 world leaders, including leaders from Bhutan, Bangladesh and Democratic Republic of Congo, addressed the US-hosted Leaders Summit on Climate. Dr Lotay Tshering, Prime Minister of Bhutan Prime Minister of the Royal Government of Bhutan, Dr Lotay Tshering, addressed the Summit representing Bhutan and the Least Developed Countries Group. Tshering thanked President Joe Biden “for ...

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NDC Synthesis Report: Climate targets not enough to curb global warming – LDCs

Sonam P. Wangdi

The UNFCCC Secretariat on Friday, February 26, 2021 released a synthesis report of new and updated emissions reduction plans, known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), submitted by December 31, 2020. The report makes it clear that current plans remain far from enough to limit warming to 1.5°C and avoid the worst effects of climate change. Mr Sonam P. Wangdi, Chair ...

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