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Least Developed Countries (LDC) voices

We have 14 items tagged with ‘Least Developed Countries (LDC) voices’.
  • A mother struggles to feed her children in the face of flooding (Image: IIED Independent Expert Group)

    What does the Paris Agreement mean for LDCs?

    A video draws on the expectations of the Least Developed Countries ahead of last month's climate deal and looks at what the Paris Agreement will mean for them

    4 January 2016 | News | Climate change
  • Negotiators from over 190 countries are attending the Paris climate summit (Photo:UNclimatechange, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Least Developed Country experts raise their voices at COP21

    Members of IIED's Least Developed Countries Independent Expert Group will be at D&C Days in Paris as well as playing an active role at COP21

    3 December 2015 | News | Climate change
  • Political leaders, experts and civil society representatives from the Least Developed Countries (Image: IIED)

    What do the Least Developed Countries want from COP21?

    A series of nine new interviews brings together different voices from the world’s Least Developed Countries to ask what they want from COP21 in Paris

    25 November 2015 | News | Climate change
  • More than 90 per cent of Malawians rely on rain-fed subsistence farming to survive. Increasingly variable weather patterns are reducing crop yields and eroding food security (Photo: ILRI/Mann, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Q&A: We must ensure Paris delivers on finance

    Rosebell Kagumire, a Ugandan-based journalist and a member of IIED's Independent Expert Group spoke to Malawian negotiator Evans Njewa ahead of the Paris climate talks

    24 November 2015 | Article | Climate change
  • The DRC contains 10 per cent of the world's tropical forests but has seen high rates of deforestation (Photo: jbdodane, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Q&A: DRC plans a national pollution policy

    In the ninth of our interviews with representatives from the Least Developed Country Group ahead of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) talks in Paris (COP21), Benjamin Toirambe Bamoninga, director of sustainable development in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's environment ministry, talks about the realities of climate change in DRC

    24 November 2015 | Article | Climate change
  • Lesotho's population is heavily dependent on agriculture. Drying river systems threaten a lack of drinking water for livestock (Photo: Jonas Merian, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Q&A: Legalise Paris agreement

    In the eighth of our interviews with representatives from the Least Developed Country Group ahead of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change talks in Paris (COP21), Thato Konstabole from the Lesotho environment and natural resource commission talks about the challenges created by climate change in Lesotho

    24 November 2015 | Article | Climate change
  • Ethiopia's Simien Mountains National Park is a World Heritage Site, but resource degradation has made lowland areas vulnerable to flooding caused by changing rainfall patterns. (Photo: Hulivili, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Q&A: Building zero carbon emission economy in a decade

    In the seventh of our interviews with representatives from the Least Developed Country Group, Negash Teklu from Population, Health, Environment Ethiopia talks about Ethiopia's ambitions for a zero carbon economy by 2025

    24 November 2015 | Article | Climate change
  • A riverbank management site in Chantal, Haiti, where the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) helped construct walls to protect communities from hurricane impacts (Photo: UNDP, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Q&A: Haiti aims for 31% CO2 emission reduction by 2030

    In the sixth of our interviews with representatives from the Least Developed Country Group ahead of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) talks in Paris (COP21), Fanfan Jordan, director of the Ministry of Environment's climate change programme talks about Haiti's climate plan and loss and damage

    24 November 2015 | Article | Climate change
  • The Bandiagara plateau in Central Mali has been hit by repeated droughts. Climate change is making the weather unpredictable, resulting in poor harvests and increased malnutrition (Photo: Irina Mosel/ODI, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Q&A: Mali is extremely vulnerable and unable to combat climate change impacts

    In the fifth of our interviews with representatives from the Least Developed Country Group, Malian forest and water engineer Bayo Mounkoro talks about the climate change challenges faced by Mali

    24 November 2015 | Article | Climate change
  • Bangladeshi climate negotiator Qazi K Ahmad

    Q&A: World leaders must abandon their narrow political interests to deliver the best deal at COP21

    In the fourth of our interviews with representatives from the Least Developed Country Group ahead of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) talks in Paris (COP21), Bangladeshi climate negotiator Qazi K Ahmad shares Bangladesh's plans and expectations from the summit

    24 November 2015 | Article | Climate change
  • A glacial lake near the Jomolhari mountain in Bhutan. Receding glaciers threaten Bhutan's ecosystem with flash floods, landslides and water security problems (Photo: PNUD, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Q&A: A crucial year for our planet, says Prime Minister of Bhutan

    In the third of our interviews with representatives from the Least Developed Country Group, the Prime Minister of Bhutan, Tshering Tobgay, shares his hopes and priorities for COP21 in Paris

    24 November 2015 | Article | Climate change
  • Gambia is hoping to develop its tourism industry, but coastal areas are environmentally fragile and threatened by erosion. (Photo: Nick Brooks, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Q&A: The Gambia expects solid financial commitment at Paris climate talks

    In the second of our interviews with representatives from the Least Developed Country Group ahead of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) talks in Paris (COP21), Pa Ousman Jarju, Minister of Environment, Climate Change, Water, Parks and Wildlife in The Gambia, shares his perspective

    24 November 2015 | Article | Climate change
  • A father and son record measurements from a rain gauge on their farm in Western Uganda. Changes in rainfall patterns could significantly impact rural populations (Photo: J. Recha/CCAFS, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Q&A: We need long term actions on climate change

    In the first of our interviews with representatives from the Least Developed Country Group ahead of the UN climate talks in Paris (COP21), Tracy Kajumba shares some of the challenges created by climate change in Uganda

    24 November 2015 | Article | Climate change
  • Unheard voices: what do the Least Developed Countries want from COP21?

    Ahead of COP21, IIED's Independent Expert Group has commissioned a series of interviews with leaders, experts, and civil society representatives from nine of the LDCs. We wanted to hear about the reality that they face, the actions being taken, the role for climate finance – and their hopes for a Paris deal

    23 November 2015 | Feature | Climate change
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