At the end of 2015, the 196 parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) adopted the Paris Agreement – the world’s first comprehensive climate accord. This agreement commits all countries, developed and developing, to take ambitious action to limit global warming to well below two degree Celsius. It also recognizes that the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) need financial and technical support to achieve their climate goals. These countries are not only facing accelerating climate threats, but also widespread poverty.
One of the biggest challenges we face over the next decades is therefore to ensure that the Paris Agreement leads to actions and outcomes that fulfil its objectives and simultaneously guarantees that LDCs are able to achieve their development goals.
Although many leaders from around the world have praised the agreement struck in Paris on climate change, there are conflicting views about whether or not it is able to protect and address the particular situation of LDCs. This event will give us more insights into some of the challenges the world’s poorest countries face in the aftermath of the Paris Agreement and will highlight opportunities for the international community to help address these challenges.
- 18:00 Presentation by Dr. Saleemul Huq
- 18:45 Panel discussion
- 19:30 Apéro