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Lessons from the CDM in LDCs
Date : 01 March 2014

LDC representatives should ensure that the CDM is not ditched in favour of new, untested mechanisms. The CDM should coexist with any new mechanisms. The relative independence of the CDM Executive Board, the openness of the CDM for bottom-up initiatives, as well as the ability of the institutional structure to implement reforms rapidly, are key strengths of the CDM and should be retained in the context of new market mechanisms.

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NAPAs and NAPs in Least Developed Countries
Date : 01 March 2014

In order to support discussion of the NAP process within the UNFCCC and at the national level in LDCs, this brief explores current trends, commonalities and barriers LDC PAPER SERIES NAPAs and NAPs in Least Developed Countries 3 that LDCs face in the process of formulation and implementation of NAPs in late 2012,6 as requested by the COP. This brief first focuses on the distinction between NAPAs and NAPs, including goals, rationale and processes, and examines the four priority areas related to the preparation of the NAPs

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Developing an institutional framework to address loss and damage
Date : 01 March 2014

"This paper will outline a three-pronged approach for addressing loss and damage comprehensively within the global climate change framework. First, mitigation ambition must be enhanced. Second, the institutions and processes established under the CAF to support adaptation within the UNFCCC must be strengthened and support should be increased for developing countries to implement adaptation activities, including NAPs, to facilitate the mainstreaming of adaptation into development policies. Finally, an institutional framework must be established to address residual loss and damage."

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Climate Change and Agriculture in LDCs
Date : 01 March 2014

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LDC concerns related to MRV in the climate regime
Date : 01 March 2014

The paper begins with a general description of Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) , and an overview of MRV under the UNFCCC. It then discusses practical issues related to MRV of emissions, mitigation and support. In the final section, the paper describes key areas under the UNFCCC where MRV related aspects are still under discussion after COP 19 in Warsaw, provides an overview of country positions and the implications for LDCs, and potential considerations for the LDCs on MRV.

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