Approximately 200,000 of the most vulnerable households in Bangladesh can expect to be better prepared and have reduced risks of damages caused by disasters and climate change, thanks to the partnership of Sweden, European Union, the United Nations and Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. A project titled Local Government Initiative on Climate Change (LoGIC), which will be implemented in the next four years in seven most climate vulnerable districts, has been launched today in the Economic Relations Division (ERD) premises.
In Benin’s hard-to-reach Northern “last mile,” the UN Capital Development Fund’s Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility (LoCAL) programme works in three different areas. In its selection process, the programme tries to pick communes in accordance to their need for climate change adaptation. This is why the commune of Copargo is one of them.
The UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) have recently signed the memorandum of understanding (MOU) for joint collaboration. Executive Secretary of UNCDF, Ms. Judith Karl, and Director General of ICIMOD, Dr. David James Molden, signed the MOU on July 14, 2016 in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Over 100 participants from some 17 countries met last November in Siem Reap, Cambodia, to share lessons learned and experience gained through their participation with the Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility (LoCAL). LoCAL, a five-year-old initiative of the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), applies the UNCDF core approach to local development finance to support climate resilience.
The Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility (LoCAL), an initiative of the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), responds to the challenge of climate change by providing a mechanism to integrate climate change adaptation into local government planning and budgeting systems, increasing awareness of and response to climate change at the local level, and increasing the amount of finance available to local governments for climate change adaptation.
Toucountouna is a commune tucked in the north of Benin. It takes a whole day’s trip by car from Benin’s coastal strip to reach through bumpy roads and potholes. The fact is that the closer you get to the northern part of Benin, the less paved roads there are, which poses a great problem when the rainy season starts and increases the risk of flooding and mudflows that can damage homes and other infrastructures.
The impacts of climate change pose a significant threat to local livelihoods and economic activities across Tanzania. In response to these challenges, the government of Tanzania has joined forces with partners from the civil society and other governmental institutions to launch the ‘Decentralised Climate Finance programme’ to bring climate adaptation funding to local communities, making sure they play a part in deciding how these resources are spent.
The Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD) organized the Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility (LoCAL) Annual Review Workshop in the Chitwan district, Nepal on 19-20 April 2016, with the district and the Village Development Committee (VDC) level stakeholders from the LoCAL pilot districts of Dhading and Rupandehi.
Zahra Ayadi from SIDA visited LoCAL schemes in two drought-prone upazilas of Rajshahi District in Bangladesh.
Since November 2015, the World Resources Institute (WRI) has been partnering with UNCDF’s Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility (LoCAL) programme. LoCAL extends global adaptation finance to local governments, who are at the front lines of addressing the impacts of climate change.