Climate Change

Climate Change

Nov 23, 2016
Dhaka, Bangladesh

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. 

Nov 04, 2016
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Cotonou, BENIN

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.

Jul 19, 2016
Kathmandu, Nepal

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.

Jul 07, 2016

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.

Jul 07, 2016

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.

Jul 04, 2016
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Cotonou, Benin

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.

Jun 28, 2016
Dodoma, Tanzania

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.  

May 03, 2016
Kathmandu, Nepal

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.

Apr 15, 2016
Rajshahi District, Bangladesh

Zahra Ayadi from SIDA visited LoCAL schemes in two drought-prone upazilas of Rajshahi District in Bangladesh.

Mar 30, 2016
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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.