Support for climate change negotiators from LDCs

Implemented under a collaborative framework, this project is designed to provide specific analytical, scientific and strategic information and support to strengthen the capacity of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to defend their interests in global climate change negotiations. In the longer term it aims to improve the ability, skills and confidence of the group to make better use of existing knowledge in the negotiations, for example, in the area of climate science.

Project period
August–December 2011 and March–December 2012

The Climate and Development Knowledge Network, The Department of International Development of the British Government


  • Provide up to date information on the latest science to the LDCs before and during all negotiations session
  • Provide policy and analytical briefs and papers to the group for the preparation of and during the international climate-policy negotiations
  • Provide real time negotiation support to the LDC chair and thematic coordinators

The support is provided in the context of the core group of the LDC chair. The support work is also expected to have positive effects on the coordination of the LDC group. This project is supported through the Advocacy Fund window of the Climate Development and Knowledge Network in collaboration with Climate Analytics, the International Institute for Environment and Development, the European Capacity Building Initiative, the Oxford Climate Policy and a range of other actors and resource persons.