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UNDP: Supporting Least Developed Countries to Address Climate Change

Publication Year: 2011 Publisher: UNDP

Background

There is increasing concern that climate change will undermine poverty reduction efforts and the Millennium Development Goals. This is especially true for Least Developed Countries (LDCs). These vulnerable countries face a broad range of climate change impacts – from flooding risks and sea-level rise in island and low-lying coastal countries to increased rainfall variability and hotter and drier climates in landlocked arid countries. Some LDCs could see increasing health threats from diseases like malaria as temperatures rise.