Climate Change in Least Developed Countries

01 Dec 2011

Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are some of the most vulnerable to climate change. They are least able to recover from climate stresses and their economic growth is highly dependent on climate-sensitive sectors. Climate change threatens to undo decades of progress towards reducing poverty and puts the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) at risk.


UNDP has been active in the fight against climate change since the early 1990s, providing targeted and flexible support in response to country-specific climate change challenges. UNDP assists LDCs with capacity development and adaptation strategies, and delivers technical support to help countries reduce emissions, enhance resilience and support MDG attainment.

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