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Reducing vulnerability due to Climate Change, Climate Variability and Extremes, Land Degradation and Biodiversity Loss: Environmental and Developmental Challenges and Opportunities for LDCs
 
As the LDCs and their partners prepare to enter into a new partnership - the New Ten-Year Programme of Action on LDCs - to be adopted at the forthcoming Fourth UN Conference on LDCs in Istanbul, Turkey in May 2011, it is important to identify priority areas of effective international support that can successfully support LDCs to manage climate change and harness green deal opportunities. The meeting aims to provide an opportunity for different stakeholders, the UN system, LDC Parties, Civil Society, and Donor community to share information on progress in addressing climate change and other environmental challenges in LDCs over the last 10 years. The Meeting is expected to come up with concrete ideas and recommendations on deliverables in the area of Reducing vulnerability due to Climate Change, Climate Variability and Extremes, Land Degradation and Biodiversity Loss for LDCs, which will feed into the draft outcome document of the Fourth UN Conference on LDCs.
 

Issues to be discussed:

 
1.      Review the major challenges that Climate Change, Climate Variability and Extremes, Land Degradation and Biodiversity Loss pose to development of LDCs, and the opportunities presented;
2.      Identify priority actions and measures needed to adequately address the Climate Change, Climate Variability and Extremes, Land Degradation and Biodiversity Loss challenge – clearly specifying those to be undertaken by LDCs and those by the development partners,
3.      Identify priority actions by LDCs and development partners that leverage on the opportunities presented by efforts to address Climate Change, Climate Variability and Extremes, Land Degradation and Biodiversity Loss including the green deal and green industry.
 

Related documents

 

Concept note

Meeting agenda

Statements

pdf-icon USG Diarra opening remarks (122 kB)
pdf-icon H.E Viinanen Chair of LDC IV Pre-conference event remarks (78 kB)  pdf-icon UNFCCC introductory remarks (107 kB)
pdf-icon Malawi statement (152 kB) pdf-icon Turkey statement (100 kB)
pdf-icon Nepal statement (171 kB) pdf-icon Gambia statement (108 kB)

Presentations

pdf-icon Ethiopia presentation (436 kB)

pdf-icon World Bank presentation (961 kB)

pdf-icon UNDP presentation (899 kB)

WMO presentation

UNFCCC presentations pdf-icon [1] (396 kB)    pdf-icon [2]  (249 kB)  pdf-icon [3] (166 kB)

Contacts
Communication on the meeting should be addressed to:
 
UN OHRLLS
Ms. Gladys Mutangadura
UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries,
Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States.
DC1 Blg- Room1214, NY 10017.
Tel : 212-963-3316
fax: 917-367-3415
Email: mutangadura@un.org
 
 
Mr. Peter Kenilorea
UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries,
Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States.
DC1 Blg- Room1208, NY 10017
Tel: +1 212 963 9460
fax: 917-367-3415
Email: kenilorea@un.org
 
 
UNFCCC
Mr. Paul V. Desanker
Team Leader, Least Developed Countries Unit
UNFCCC Secretariat
Martin-Luther-King Strasse 8
D-53175
Bonn, Germany
E-mail: pdesanker@unfccc.int
Tel: +49 228 815 1362
Fax: +49 228 815 1999