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The Least Developed Countries (LDC) Group supports LDCs to negotiate as a bloc at the intergovernmental negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change sessions, to effectively represent their collective needs.

The LDC Group participates at UNFCCC sessions and issues key statements reflecting their collective position. The LDC Group will continue to offer leadership and cooperation to limit global temperature increases to 1.5°C, working with partners across the world.

The LDCs are 47 nations that are particularly vulnerable to climate change but have done the least to cause the problem. Through the coordination of the LDC Group, they play a leadership role in the collective global efforts to prevent dangerous climate change.

LDC Group Chairs convene the LDC Group to develop common positions, and common interests, on different negotiating issues. On behalf of the LDC Group, LDC Chairs are invited to speak at negotiation sessions and submit statements to the UNFCCC.

From the LDC Chair

It is with great pleasure that I provide this introduction to the work of the Least Developed Countries (LDC) Group.

As the poorest countries in the world, the 47 LDCs are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. The LDC Group represents these nations at the UN climate change negotiations, where we work to secure fair and ambitious action to tackle the global challenge of climate change.

With the entry into force of the Paris Agreement in 2016, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change process has renewed momentum. Yet while the Paris Agreement is an important milestone, we cannot lose sight of the major actions required to put the global community on a path towards a safer and more prosperous future for all.

The LDC Group will continue to offer leadership and cooperation to limit global temperature increases to 1.5°C and is committed to working with our partners across the world to implement concrete actions that will be felt back home in our communities.

As Chair of the LDC Group I look forward to working with all concerned in our common efforts to tackle climate change. We hope you find the information contained on this website useful, and look forward to continued dialogue and support.

Gebru Jember Endalew