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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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Least Developed Countries call for increased focus on climate adaptation

Sonam P. Wangdi

The world’s least developed countries have appealed to the international community for a greater focus on climate change adaptation, particularly locally led adaptation. The appeal was made at the Climate Adaptation Summit held virtually from January 25 to 26, 2021. Sonam P. Wangdi, the new Chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Group Bhutan, represented by Mr Sonam P. Wangdi, ...

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At virtual summit, Least Developed Countries call for climate ambition

Thimphu Ambition Summit

Ministers from the Least Developed Countries, after putting forward their countries’ own ambitious commitments, called for governments to ramp up action on climate change at Thimphu Ambition Summit. Physical participants at the Thimphu Ambition Summit Opening the session, Dr. Lotay Tshering, Prime Minister of Bhutan, said: “As we venture into an era of new normal, I see many opportunities to ...

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LDCs call on leaders at UNGA to boldly address climate crisis

Sonam P. Wangdi

“As the world grapples with a pandemic and the worsening climate crisis, international cooperation has never been more important,” says the Chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Group during the 75th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 75).  Sonam P. Wangdi, Chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Group As the United Nations convenes Heads of State and ...

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