Least Developed Countries to cut their emissions

A map of the Least Developed CountriesClimate change is becoming so scary and could be so disruptive and destructive that even nations that are the least responsible for it are ready to cut their own emissions.

The group of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), comprising 49 of the poorest nations of the Planet and accounting for twelve percent of the world population are not waiting for others to act anymore.

Several sources such as The Guardian have stressed how this could unlock the UN talks on climate. Now it remains to be seen if rich nations will act as well.

Back to 2009, the LDCs had called the wealthiest nations of the G8 to cut their emissions by 45 percent by 2020 to limit temperatures increase to a maximum of 1.5°C. As you know, this call has remained unheard as emissions have kept increasing ever since.

The 800+ million people of the LDCs would be the first victims of climate change as they are located on low lying islands or in sub-Saharan Africa. Their per-capita CO2 emissions are of less than half a tonne. In comparison, many developed nations have per capita emissions of ten to twenty tonnes per inhabitant.

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