IIED panel on Least Developed Country ambition

On 3 March 2017, the chair of the Least Developed Countries Group of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Gebru Jember Endalew, was part of a panel discussing the ambition of the LDC Group following the Paris Agreement.


  1. The panel was hosted by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), and also featured IIED director Andrew Norton and principal researcher Achala Abeysinghe, who provides legal and technical advice to the LDC Group.
  2. Gebru Jember Endalew was appointed as the new chair of the LDC Group in November 2016.
  3. The panel discussion, and following question-and-answer session, was streamed live on Periscope, and is available to watch again. The event was also recorded and can be heard on IIED's Audioboom channel. The audio includes Norton's introduction, which doesn't appear in the video coverage below.
  4. IIED on Periscope: "IIED panel on LDC ambition"
  5. A series of guests and representatives of the media were invited to attend the panel discussion. Here's what happened: