Least Developed Country (LDC)

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The Least Developed Countries are 46 nations that are “especially vulnerable to climate change but have done the least to cause the problem.” The group coordinates its decision-making at COP negotiations.

33 of the LDC countries are in Africa, nine in Asia, three in the Pacific, and one in the Caribbean. The list is reviewed every three years by the UN Committee for Development Policy and those countries qualify for special concessions to help them ‘graduate’ from this status.