The Least Developed Countries (LDCs), which are mostly affected by the changing climate, have come together and announced a new initiative to tackle climate change.
The initiative by 48 LDCs is on knowledge sharing and capacity development, the LDCs Universities Consortium for Climate Change (LUCCC) said in a statement.
LUCCC was formally launched in Kampala, Uganda on Monday at the opening of the 11th International Conference on Community Based Adaptation (www.iied.org/CBA) by LDC group Chair Gebru Jember from Ethiopia.
“The LUCCC is a south-south knowledge exchange and capacity- developing Initiative of the LDCs with member universities as the institutional hub in each LDC,” he said.
Makerere University Vice Chancellor Professor John Ddumba-Ssentamu chaired the launch ceremony.
The coordinator for Makerere University Centre for Climate Change Research and Innovations (MUCCRI) is one of the members of the LUCCC initiative.
LUCCC secretariat is headquartered at the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) at the Independent University, Bangladesh.
“We welcome collaboration with research institutions and universities from other countries and are also happy to share our knowledge on community based adaptation,” ICCCAD Director Saleemul Huq said at the launching ceremony.