Meeting of Like-Minded Developing Countries (LMDCs) on Climate Change was held for two days from 14 September to 15 September 2015 in New Delhi. This was the first meeting of LMDCs to be held in India.
The objective of the meeting was to exchange, coordinate and harmonize views on the negotiating text for the Conference of Parties-21 (COP-21) of the UNFCC to be held in Paris in December 2015.
UNFCC stands for United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
The primary agenda of the COP-21 is to finalise post-2020 climate action plans as the Doha Amendment to Kyoto Protocol is set to expire by the end of 2020.
About Like-Minded Developing Countries
• It is a negotiating group on climate change related issues at the global level.
• It consists of 12 countries including Argentina, Bolivia, Cuba, China, Ecuador, El Salvador, Malaysia, Iran, Nicaragua, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Venezuela and the South Centre and Third World Network.
• They members represent 50 percent of the global population.
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Where: New Delhi
When: 14-15 September 2015