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On the 9th of June 2020 a special event on “Advancing NAPs and climate-resilient recovery under COVID-19” was organized by the UNFCCC as part of its June Momentum Climate Change initiative. The event featured as high level included the SBI Chair, the Under-Secretary-General High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States, the chair of the LDC Expert Group (LEG), a representative of the Government of Sierra Leone, a representative from the Green Climate Fund, representatives from UN Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and Global Water Partnership (GWP) as member organizations of the NAP technical working group, the Chile and UK as present and incoming COP presidencies respectively.
On March 31, 2021, Timor-Leste shared its National Adaptation Plan (NAP) to the UNFCCC, making the total number of NAPs from developing countries in NAP Central to 22. Timor-Leste is the 6th LDC to submit a NAP.
UN Climate Change News, 4 June 2020 – At an event organized under the 2020 June Momentum for Climate Change, participants addressed the critically important question of how to improve the delivery of support to the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to effectively address the impacts of climate change, including in the context of emerging challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic.