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2013

The LEG completed its four regional training workshops for 2012-2013 for LDCs on adaptation (FCCC/SBI/2013/16) and further developed its support to LDCs for the NAP process.

The LEG also finalized the technical guidelines for the NAP process. Accompanying resources (an overview publication, Poster and CD-ROM) are also available for use by the LDCs in formulating their NAPs. They are available here.

In response to the mandate of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation at its thirty seventh session (SBI 37) (FCCC/SBI/2012/33, paragraphs 53-73), the LEG organized an event, in conjunction with SBI 38, to launch the NAP process in LDCs. The event, entitled ‘’NAP expo: launching of the NAP process’’, took place on Sunday 9 June 2013.

2012

The LEG, in response to the COP requests at COP 17, developed technical guidelines for the NAP process and organized an expert meeting to review the draft guidelines. Furthermore, the expert group designed training materials and conducted one of four regional training workshops on adaptation for LDCs.

At COP18/SBI 37, the SBI requested the LEG to organize a NAP event at the next SBI session.

2011

At COP 17 in Durban, the LEG was requested to provide technical guidance and support to the NAP process (decision 5/CP.17). The COP requested the LEG to also prepare technical guidelines for the NAP process based on the initial guidelines adopted at this COP and arrange a review of the technical guidelines before COP 19.  The LEG was also to identify support for the process of formulation and implementation of the NAPs and to invite the Adaptation Committee (AC) and other relevant bodies under the Convention to contribute to its work in support of the NAP process.

In addition, the COP requested the LEG (decision 9/CP.17) to provide further specification on each of the elements of the LDC work programme other than the NAPA, in consultation with the GEF.

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2010

In Cancun, the COP (decision 6/CP.16), renewed the mandate of the LEG for a period of five years (2011-2015).  The LEG mandate was also expanded to include the provision of support to the LDCs on the revision and update of NAPAs, the LDC work programme, gender considerations and considerations of other vulnerable communities, and medium-and long-term adaptation.

2009

The LEG activities included the publication of a step-by-step guide for implementing NAPA. In addition, over the course of 2009-2010, the expert group, organized five regional training workshops on implementing NAPAs. The workshops took place respectively in Tanzania for African Anglophone LDCs (2009), Mali for Francophone LDCs (2010), Lao’s People Democratic Republic for Asian LDCs (2010), Sao Tome and Principe for Lusophone LDCs (2010) and Samoa for Pacific LDCs (2010)

2007
In September, the LEG organized a stocktaking meeting on NAPA preparation and implementation. In December, the mandate of the LEG was extended for an additional three years (2008-2010).
2006
The group developed an online local coping strategies database.
2005
The mandate of the LEG was extended for an additional three years (2005-2007) (decision 4/CP.11). The group prepared several technical papers to support NAPA preparation and the design of the implementation of NAPAs.
2004

The COP requested the LEG (decision 4/CP.10) to prepare possible elements on the role of the Expert Group in support of the implementation of NAPAs and to include in its next report to the SBI, in consultation with LDC Parties, information on potential technical and financial difficulties that LDC Parties may have in the implementation of NAPAs.

2003

In 2003, the LEG organized four regional training workshops on NAPA preparation in Samoa for Pacific LDCs, Ethiopia for African Anglophone LDCs, Bhutan for Asian LDCs and Burkina Faso for Francophone LDCs.

2002
In response to the COP guidance the LEG developed annotated guidelines for the preparation of NAPAs and released them in July 2002. The expert group organized a launch event of the NAPA programme in Dhaka, Bangladesh in September 2002.
2001

At its seventh session, in Marrakech, the COP adopted the LDC work programme (decision 5/CP.7). This programme is the most substantial support that had, as yet, been given to the LDCs in relation to climate change over the decade 2001-2010. Under this programme, the COP established the LDCF (decision 7/CP.7), as well as the LEG (decision 29/CP.7) The LEG was initially mandated to provide technical guidance and advice to LDCs for the preparation and implementation of NAPAs.

2000
At its sixth session, the COP adopted a resolution as input to the Third United Nations Conference on LDCs.  This Conference adopted the Brussels Programme of Action for LDCs for the decade 2001-2010.
1994
The UNFCCC, entered into force on 21 March 1994 and recognized LDCs in Article 4, paragraph 9 of the Convention which states that ‘the Parties shall take full account of the specific needs and special situations of the least developed countries in their actions with regard to funding and transfer of technology’.
 




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