Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary

Least Developed Countries


About the Cyberlibrary

The Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary was developed by Mick Kelly and Sarah Granich on behalf of the Stockholm Environment Institute and the International Institute for Environment and Development, with sponsorship from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

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Least Developed Countries and the climate issue — selected resources in the Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary and on the web

In the Cyberlibrary

Progress in Cancún
Sarah Granich and Mick Kelly report on the lead-up to the Cancún climate summit and its outcome. Published January 2011

Cancún Sets Important Adaptation Processes into Motion
Sven Harmeling argues that, as far as adaptation is concerned, the Cancún Climate Summit was a small step in the right direction. Published December 2010

Climate and Health Issues for Least Developed Countries
Sari Kovats describes research and policy priorities needed to address links between climate change and health in the Least Developed Countries. Published August 2009

Progress Implementing National Adaptation Programmes of Action
Jessica Ayers discusses vulnerability projects identified by National Adaptation Programmes of Action for the Least Developed Countries. Published May 2009

Interview with Boni Biagini
In a Newswatch interview, Boni Biagini reflects on the National Adaptation Programme of Action process to date from a Global Environment Facility perspective. Published December 2007

The National Adaptation Programme of Action Process
Mozaharul Alam describes the next steps needed under the National Adaptation Programmes of Action process in the Asia and Pacific region. Published December 2007

National Adaptation Programmes of Action: Lessons Learnt in Africa
Balgis Osman-Elasha and Thomas Downing describe the lessons learned from preparing National Adaptation Programmes of Action in eastern and southern Africa. Published November 2007

Mainstreaming National Adaptation Programmes of Action
Bubu Pateh Jallow describes how efforts to mainstream adaptation are bearing fruit, in project design and in capacity to plan policies. Published November 2007

Making Multilateral Environmental Agreements Work for the Poor
The 2004 Watson International Scholars of the Environment explain how to make Multilateral Environmental Agreements work better in developing countries. Published July 2006

Adaptation Funding after Montréal
The Marrakech Accords include new funding for adaptation activities under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Tiempo editor Saleemul Huq reports. Published April 2006

Least Developed Countries' Needs
Mohammed Reazuddin describes the actions taken by the Least Developed Countries to tackle climate change and the assistance that they need. Published April 2006

Capacity Building in LDCs
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia of Bangladesh opened the Least Developed Country Expert Group workshop held in September 2002 in Dhaka. Participants discussed the urgent need for capacity building as appropriate preparation for formulating National Adaptation Plans of Action. Published March 2003

Climate Change and Bangladesh: The Way Forward
Saleemul Huq reports on a roundtable discussion concerning the implications of the climate issue for Bangladesh. Published March 2003

On the Web

Capacity Strengthening of Least Developed Countries for Adaptation to Climate Change (CLACC)
The CLACC network is a group of fellows and international experts working on adaptation to climate change for least developed countries. The aim is to strengthen the capacity of organizations in poor countries and support their initiatives in sustainable development through the network of fellows. CLACC operates in 15 countries in the South, 12 in Africa and three in South Asia.

Climate Funds Update
Climate Funds Update is an independent website that provides information on the growing number of international funding initiatives designed to help developing countries address the challenges of climate change.

Least Developed Countries Fund
The Least Developed Countries Fund was established to support a work programme to assist Least Developed Country Parties carry out, inter alia, the preparation and implementation of national adaptation programmes of action. Site includes an introduction to the Least Developed Countries Fund and news of recent developments.

MediaGlobal is an independent media organization designed to create awareness in the global media of the suffering of the world’s poorest countries in Africa and Asia on issues of economic development, global health, food security and the impact of climate change on developing countries.

Midterm Comprehensive Global Review of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries
Webcast of the Midterm Comprehensive Global Review of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2001-2010. Recorded September 2006.

Autogenerated: 15 May 2015

Bright Ideas

GE cuts solar costs

General Electric plans to cut solar installation costs by half

Project 90 by 2030

Project 90 by 2030 supports South African school children and managers reduce their carbon footprint through its Club programme

Smart street lighting

Bath & North East Somerset Council in the United Kingdom has installed smart LED carriageway lighting that automatically adjusts to light and traffic levels

Longwood Gardens

The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the American Public Gardens Association are mounting an educational exhibit at Longwood Gardens showing the link between temperature and planting zones

Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers

The energy-efficient Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers hotel is powered by renewable and sustainable sources, including integrated solar photovoltaics and guest-powered bicycles

El Hierro

El Hierro, one of the Canary Islands, plans to generate 80 per cent of its energy from renewable sources

Remarkables Primary School green roof

The green roof on the Remarkables Primary School in New Zealand reduces stormwater runoff, provides insulation and doubles as an outdoor classroom

Weather Info for All

The Weather Info for All project aims to roll out up to five thousand automatic weather observation stations throughout Africa


SolSource turns its own waste heat into electricity or stores it in thermal fabrics, harnessing the sun's energy for cooking and electricity for low-income families

Wave House

The Wave House uses vegetation for its architectural and environmental qualities, and especially in terms of thermal insulation

Mbale compost-processing plant

The Mbale compost-processing plant in Uganda produces cheaper fertilizer and reduces greenhouse gas emissions

Frito-Lay Casa Grande

At Casa Grande, Frito-Lay has reduced energy consumption by nearly a fifth since 2006 by, amongst other things, installing a heat recovery system to preheat cooking oil

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Updated: May 15th 2015