Matters relating to the least developed countries

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Decision 10/CP.27

Matters relating to the least developed countries

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Event 
COP27
Year 
2022

Gender reference

13. Also request the Least Developed Countries Expert Group to continue to support the least developed countries in integrating gender considerations into the formulation and implementation of national adaptation plans;

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Annex

Rules of procedure of the Least Developed Countries Expert Group

III. Membership, term limits, nomination and rotation of members

4. When nominating members to the LEG, regional groups and constituencies shall take into account, inter alia, expertise in climate change adaptation and support; engagement of youth; experience in climate finance; expertise in project design and implementation, indigenous and traditional knowledge, and education; and gender with a view to ensuring gender balance.

IV. Election of officers and their functions

15. To the extent possible, the Chair and the Vice-Chair should be from different United Nations regional groups. Gender balance should also be taken into account when nominating the Chair and the Vice-Chair.

Elaborated language

The Conference of the Parties and the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement,

Recalling decisions 5/CP.7, 29/CP.7, 7/CP.9, 4/CP.10, 4/CP.11, 8/CP.13, 6/CP.16, 5/CP.17, 12/CP.18, 3/CP.20, 1/CP.21, 19/CP.21, 16/CP.24, 7/CP.25, 15/CP.26, 11/CMA.1 and 19/CMA.1,

Having considered the report on the 42nd meeting of the Least Developed Countries Expert Group,

Underscoring the importance of continued implementation by the Green Climate Fund of the mandate given to it in decision 1/CP.21, paragraph 46,

1. Welcome the progress made by the Least Developed Countries Expert Group in implementing its work programme for 2022–2023, including its provision of support to the least developed countries for developing project concepts for implementing adaptation actions associated with the priorities in their national adaptation plans;

2. Also welcome the successful conduct by the Least Developed Countries Expert Group of the national adaptation plan writing workshop for Asia-Pacific least developed countries held in Siem Reap, Cambodia, from 12 to 15 July 2022 and the NAP Expo held in Gaborone, Botswana, from 22 to 26 August 2022;

3. Express their appreciation to the Government of Cambodia for hosting the workshop referred to in paragraph 2 above and the Government of Botswana for hosting the 42nd meeting of the Least Developed Countries Expert Group and NAP Expo 2022 and express their gratitude to the Government of Ireland for providing financial support for the work of the Least Developed Countries Expert Group;

4. Express their appreciation to the Least Developed Countries Expert Group and the secretariat for their valuable work in supporting adaptation in the least developed countries;

5. Also express their appreciation to the organizations that contributed to designing and conducting the workshop referred to in paragraph 2 above;

6. Welcome the progress of the Least Developed Countries Expert Group in developing technical guidelines for the implementation of national adaptation plans4 and note that those guidelines may help to address gaps and needs relating to the formulation and implementation of national adaptation plans5 and for informing the design and provision of support for the implementation of national adaptation plans;

7. Note the limited progress of the least developed countries on the process to formulate and implement national adaptation plans and the need for enhanced support of the least developed countries to advance the process to formulate and implement national adaptation plans;

8. Also note that, as at 14 November 2022, 17 of the 46 least developed countries had submitted a national adaptation plan since the process to formulate and implement national adaptation plans was established in 2010, and of those 17 least developed countries with a national adaptation plan, 14 had accessed funding for implementing adaptation actions associated with the priorities identified therein;

9. Reiterate and recall, respectively, decision 1/CP.21, paragraph 46, and note decision -/CP.276 in relation to enhancing support to the least developed countries for the formulation and implementation of national adaptation plans;

10. Underscore the importance of developing project pipelines and proposals for implementing adaptation actions associated with the priorities in the national adaptation plans of the least developed countries and encourage relevant organizations, as well as operating entities of the Financial Mechanism, to enhance support to the least developed countries in this regard;

11. Note with appreciation the financial pledges, totalling USD 70.6 million, made by the Governments of Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland and the government of the Walloon Region of Belgium to the Least Developed Countries Fund, and urge additional contributions to the Fund;

12. Request the Least Developed Countries Expert Group to enhance the support provided to the least developed countries for aligning national adaptation plans and nationally determined contributions;

13. Also request the Least Developed Countries Expert Group to continue to support the least developed countries in integrating gender considerations into the formulation and implementation of national adaptation plans;

14. Welcome the development by the Least Developed Countries Expert Group of its draft rules of procedure;

15. Adopt the rules of procedure of the Least Developed Countries Expert Group contained in the annex;

16. Encourage the Least Developed Countries Expert Group to prioritize the implementation of the elements of its mandate in accordance with the needs of the least developed countries and the availability of resources;

17. Invite Parties and relevant organizations to continue to provide resources to support implementation of the work programme of the Least Developed Countries Expert Group.

Annex

Rules of procedure of the Least Developed Countries Expert Group

III. Membership, term limits, nomination and rotation of members

3. Pursuant to decision 29/CP.7 and as amended by decision 15/CP.26, paragraph 18, taking into account the goal of gender balance pursuant to decision 23/CP.18, the LEG shall comprise 17 experts, who shall serve in their individual expert capacity and shall be nominated by regional groups and constituencies. The composition of the LEG shall be as follows:

(a) Five members from African States that are least developed countries (LDCs);

(b) Two members from Asia-Pacific States that are LDCs;

(c) Two members from small island developing States that are LDCs;

(d) Four members from the LDC Parties;

(e) Four members from developed country Parties.

4. When nominating members to the LEG, regional groups and constituencies shall take into account, inter alia, expertise in climate change adaptation and support; engagement of youth; experience in climate finance; expertise in project design and implementation, indigenous and traditional knowledge, and education; and gender with a view to ensuring gender balance.

IV. Election of officers and their functions

13. The LEG shall elect annually the following officers from among its LDC members:

(a) A Chair;

(b) A Vice-Chair;

(c) An anglophone Rapporteur;

(d) A francophone Rapporteur;

(e) A lusophone Rapporteur.

14. The officers shall be elected to serve for a term of two years.

15. To the extent possible, the Chair and the Vice-Chair should be from different United Nations regional groups. Gender balance should also be taken into account when nominating the Chair and the Vice-Chair.

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