Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility (LoCAL)
Local authorities of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are in a unique position to identify the climate change adaptation responses that best meet local needs, and have the mandate to undertake the small- to medium-sized adaptation investments required for building climate resilience.
Yet they frequently lack the resources to do so – and even more to do so in a way that is aligned with established decision- making processes and public planning and budgeting cycles.
The Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility (LoCAL) provides a mechanism to integrate climate change adaption into local governments’ planning and budgeting systems, increase awareness and response to climate change at local level, and increase the amount of finance available to local governments for climate change adaption.
The goal of LoCAL is to promote climate change resilient communities and economies by increasing financing for and investment in climate change adaptation at the local level in Least Developed Countries, thereby contributing to the achievement of the newly established Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly the specific goals of ending poverty (SDG 1) and combatting climate change and its impacts (SDG 13).
- June 2016