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Title
Least developed countries under the UNFCCC

Corporate Author
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Electronic version available
English
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Abstract
The United Nations identifies 49 countries as belonging to the group of least developed countries (LDCs), based on three criteria: low income, weak human assets and high economic vulnerability. Thirty-three are in Africa, ten in Asia, one in the Caribbean and five in the Pacific. At present, of the 49 LDCs, 48 are Party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. An up-to-date list of the LDCs is maintained at:
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Article 4.9 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) recognizes special situations of the LDCs and states:
“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.”

Notes
Electronic version available on the UNFCCC website

Copy number
FCCC/GEN/249 B

Publisher
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Place of Publication
Bonn (Germany)
Publication date
01/05/2009
Call number
FCCC/GEN/249 B

Keywords
capacity building
climate change
funds
LDC Fund
least developed countries
LEG
NAPA
national adaptation programmes
statistical data
technology transfer


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