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Action, ambition, investment: what success at COP23 looks like for LDCs

IIED Briefing, 4 pages
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As delegates from 197 governments head to Bonn, Germany, for the 23rd annual UN climate talks (COP23), the need for climate action has never been clearer: a year of devastating hurricanes, extraordinary monsoon flooding and record-breaking heatwaves has left millions feeling the brute force of climate change. The main order of the day in Bonn will be advancing the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement and making progress on a set of guidelines to implement it. For the Least Developed Countries, this means getting all countries to step up their action, ambition and investment, and put the world on a path towards a safer and more prosperous future for all. To do that, delegates in Bonn will need to focus on progressing the design of a ‘rulebook’ to implement the Paris Agreement, which will go a long way to advancing work on four other priority areas: meeting the global temperature goal, helping vulnerable countries address climate change impacts, mobilising climate finance and moving towards sustainable clean energy.

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