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Least Developed Countries Portal


The least developed countries (LDC) Portal provides links to information that is of specific interest to LDCs, including the work on national adaptation programmes of action (NAPAs), the LDC work programme, the national adaptation plan (NAP) process, the work of the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG), databases of relevance to the LDCs, the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) and other sources of funding, Article 4.9 of the Convention, a best practices and lessons learned platform and links to other useful sites.

What is new

NAPA process from preparation to implementation and information on some  of the support available for the NAPA, in particular from the LEG
Overview and in-depth information about the work of the LEG, including training and training materials
Platform presenting over a decade of rich experiences, best practices and lessons learned in addressing adaptation in LDCs
NAPA priorities, LDCF/NAPA projects, local coping strategies, and more
Activities undertaken as part of the LDC work programme including linkages to mitigation, technology, finance and capacity-building under the Convention
Access to data, information and knowledge on adaptation to all relevant stakeholders that are developing adaptation plans
Funding for NAPA preparation and implementation, the LDC work programme and other adaptation activities
Specific consideration under the Convention on special situation of LDCs concerning funding and transfer of technology
Other organizations providing support to LDCs to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change and increase resilience

What's new?

Outcome of SBI 43 (December 2015)

Agenda item 6: matters relating to the LDCs

Conclusions adopted by the SBI

Extension of the mandate of the LEG

pdf-icon Decision 19/CP.21 adopted by the COP 21

Agenda item 7: national adaptation plans

pdf-icon Decision 4/CP.21 adopted by the COP 21


SBI 43 session documents

  • Report of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation on its forty-second session, held in Bonn from 1 to 11 June 2015 (FCCC/SBI/2015/10, Annex II)
  • Report on the 28th meeting of the Least Developed Countries Expert Group. Note by the secretariat (FCCC/SBI/2015/19 and Corr.1)
  • Report of the Global Environment Facility to the Conference of the Parties. Note by the secretariat (FCCC/CP/2015/4)
  • Report of the Green Climate Fund to the Conference of the Parties. Note by the secretariat (FCCC/CP/2015/3)
  • Report of the Adaptation Committee (FCCC/SB/2015/2)
  • Progress in the process to formulate and implement national adaptation plans. Note by the secretariat (FCCC/SBI/2015/INF.11)
  • Information paper on the NAP Expo and the regional training workshops on national adaptation plans: experiences, good practices and lessons learned in addressing adaptation in the least developed countries. Note by the secretariat (FCCC/SBI/2015/INF.14)

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