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Higher ambition for lower temperatures: what LDCs could achieve at COP24

In October, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a special report that spelled out the devastating implications of global temperatures increasing to and beyond 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. The Least Developed Countries (LDCs) participating in the COP24 climate summit in Poland in December can use these findings to strengthen their argument for an ambitious outcome. Specifically, LDCs should use the meeting to push for: a robust set of rules to govern the implementation of the Paris Agreement; stronger commitments to reduce emissions; and greater climate finance to, for example, fund adaptation action and offset climate-related loss and damage.

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IIED works to strengthen the position of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in international climate negotiations and related global forums. We do this by providing real-time legal, technical and strategic advice and research support to the LDC Group in the UNFCCC process. We collaborate directly with the LDC chair and members of the LDC Group's core team of negotiators in delivering our work.

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