Presentation on theme: "Emerging challenges for LLDCs: Climate Change Brainstorming Meeting on the Priorities of a New Development Agenda for the Landlocked Developing Countries."— Presentation transcript:
Emerging challenges for LLDCs: Climate Change Brainstorming Meeting on the Priorities of a New Development Agenda for the Landlocked Developing Countries 20 and 21 March 2013, UNHQ, New York Adaptation Programme, UNFCCC secretariat
Landlocked countries under the UNFCCC Article 4, paragraph 8, element (i), of the Convention states that, … In the implementation of the commitments in this Article, the Parties shall give full consideration to what actions are necessary under the Convention, including actions related to funding, insurance and the transfer of technology, to meet the specific needs and concerns of developing country Parties arising from the adverse effects of climate change and/or the impact of the implementation of response measures, especially on: (a), (b), ….., (i) Land-locked and transit countries. Further, LDCs are specially recognized under Article 4, paragraph 9: … 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.
Landlocked countries under the UNFCCC Article 4, paragraph 8: (a) Small island countries; (b) Countries with low-lying coastal areas; (c) Countries with arid and semi-arid areas, forested areas and areas liable to forest decay; (d) Countries with areas prone to natural disasters; (e) Countries with areas liable to drought and desertification; (f) Countries with areas of high urban atmospheric pollution; (g) Countries with areas with fragile ecosystems, including mountainous ecosystems; (h) Countries whose economies are highly dependent on income generated from the production, processing and export, and/or on consumption of fossil fuels and associated energy-intensive products; and (i) Land-locked and transit countries.
Adaptation National Adaptation Plans: To reduce vulnerability to the impacts of climate change, by building adaptive capacity and resilience; To facilitate the integration of climate change adaptation, in a coherent manner, into relevant new and existing policies, programmes and activities, in particular development planning Decision 1/CP.16: process to enable LDCs. Decision 5/CP.17: Other developing countries invited to apply the same guidelines. Decision 12/CP.18: Guidance to the GEF for supporting LDCs through the LDC Fund; invitation to consider how non-LDCs may be supported through the Special Climate Change Fund (GEF’s response expected after Council meeting in June The Adaptation Committee to consider relevant modalities for supporting non-LDC interested developing country Parties on the NAP process
Mitigation Clean Development Mechanism: Partnership to enhance regional distribution of projects: Nairobi Framework Partnership (NFP) 1.UNDP, UNEP, WB, AfDB, UNCTAD, UNFCCC 2.Specific target of helping developing countries, especially those in sub-Sahara Africa, to improve their level of participation in the clean development mechanism (CDM). Regional collaboration centres –Lomé, Togo, in partnership with the Banque Ouest Africaine de Développement (BOAD) –Kampala, Uganda, in partnership with the East African Development Bank (EADB) Finance and support –Africa Carbon Asset Development Initiative (ACAD) –African Carbon Support Programme (ACSP) by the AfDB –Carbon Fund For Africa (FCA) –African Biofuels and Renewable Energy Fund (ABREF) –UNDP’S MDGs Carbon Facility (LDC support)
Climate finance Adaptation Fund –Established to finance concrete adaptation projects and programmes in developing countries that are parties to the Kyoto Protocol and are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change Green Climate Fund –Representation: The Board has 24 members, composed of an equal number of members from developing and developed country Parties. Representation from developing country Parties include representatives of relevant United Nations regional groupings and representatives from SIDS and LDCs
A new climate agreement by 2015 Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) –A protocol, another legal instrument or an agreed outcome with legal force under the Convention applicable to all Parties. –As early as possible but no later than 2015 –To come into effect and be implemented from 2020. Secretary-General’s engagement with leaders –To secure ambition Accelerated and scaled-up action on the ground Committed by 2015; implemented before 2020 –To secure global participation All major emitters Legally binding –To scale-up climate financing Public funding Leverage significant private investment Quantifiable progress by 2015
Secretary-General’s engagement with leaders 2013 –Climate finance 2014 –UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced he would convene world leaders in 2014 to mobilize political will to help ensure the 2015 deadline is met By 2015 –A new global and legally binding climate agreement
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