LoCAL Facility at COP27

The Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility is attending the world’s largest climate change summit, COP27, the annual Conference of the Parties and the decision-making body of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). COP27 will bring together all the states and parties that are signed up to the convention and ensure its’ effective implementation, they include: negotiators, donors, observers, ministers, heads of states and many more. The gathering in the Egyptian city of Sharm El Sheikh is an unrivalled opportunity for sharing of ideas and agreeing action on climate change.

This year, the LoCAL Facility will co-host the LLA Pavilion, a space for raising ambition on increased climate finance and Locally Led Adaptation to the impacts of climate change in developing and least developed countries. In addition, the LoCAL Facility and implementing countries will take a leading and speaking role in a series of COP27 events. For a full list of LoCAL events at COP27, scroll through the list below (all times are local time, EET):

8th November

  • 14:00 - 15:00, NDC Pavilion
    Launch of Liberia NDC Implementation Plan
    The launch of Liberia’s NDC implementation plan at COP 27 will outline the economy-wide targets featured in the nine (9) NDC sectors as well as priority climate actions, including elaboration of gender-responsive plans and associated financial resource mobilization strategies and cost articulated in Liberia’s revised NDC implementation. The launch of the NDC implementation plan at COP 27 will also help accelerate efforts by Liberia to achieve her climate ambition through multi-stakeholder engagement as well as promote effective sectoral coordination.
  • 16:15 - 17:15, UfM Pavilion
    Enhancing access to climate finance at local level in the Southern Mediterranean region
    Accessing climate finance is a barrier to climate adaptation and mitigation, especially at local level. UNCDF and AFD, together with the EU, Southern Mediterranean countries and partners, seeks to alleviate key bottlenecks to finance urban and local priorities as identified in NDCs and other climate policies to truly localize climate actions.

9th November

  • 13:00 - 15:00, Multilevel Action Pavilion
    Article 6.8 subnational development banks and more: unlocking finance for multilevel action in the age of climate emergency
    As cities and regions suffer to a large extent the hazards of climate change, it becomes urgent to localise climate action. Unlocking financing at the subnational level is a prerequisite to achieve the goals established by the Paris Agreement, as well as to integrate local efforts in the fulfilment of countries’ NDCs.
  • 13:00 - 15:00, LLA Pavilion
    Talking about non market approaches : Adaptation Benefits and LoCAL, two complementary Mechanisms (GoU, AfDB)
  • 13:15 - 14:45, Khufu Auditorium
    A Roadmap for Resilience: Financing Climate Action to Address Vulnerability, Food Security and Human Mobility

10th November

  • 13:00 - 15:00, LLA Pavilion
    Our Planet Needs Y♀u(th): Promoting local adaptation by focusing on youth and women
    The event aims to capture best practices from The Gambia and Ghana for inclusion (youth and women), strengthening the roles of women and the youth in communities, whilst ensuring that the local authorities are building climate resilience using the PBCRG mechanism in a transparent and accountable manner.
  • 18:00 - 20:00, LLA Pavilion
    LoCAL action for global results: Tunisia is first MENA country to design global mechanism for adaptation to the impacts of climate change
    With the engagement of the European Union, Tunisia is the first country in the MENA region to begin design of adaptation interventions using LoCAL. It will notably integrate climate change into local governments’ planning and budgeting systems and increase awareness to address climate change at local level.

11th November

  • 11:00 - 12:30, LLA Pavilion
    Institutionalizing climate finance for a climate resilient economy along a low emissions pathway
    Uganda’s approach to Climate Finance Institutionalization as a tool for delivering its enhanced climate ambition elaborated in the updated NDC 2020-2025.
  • 13:15 - 14:45, Hatshepsut Auditorium
    From talks to action: scaling up innovative finance and solutions for accelerated adaptation in LDCs, SIDS and Africa
    Building on the collaboration between UN organizations, the session shares experiences and good practices on comprehensive risk management, innovative financing and space-based solutions to accelerate adaptation action, and to take climate talks from policy to action and results.
  • 15:00 - 16:00, Thutmose Auditorium
    Climate Resilience in Food Systems: Why act now?
    It is essential for food systems to become resilient to climate shocks (slow onset ones such as droughts or quick onset ones such as floods) and stresses (long-term, chronic threats such as global warming) that could derail progress towards food security and the UN SDGs, particularly SDG2 on zero hunger and SDG 13 on climate action. This event will showcase how climate resiliency in food systems is key to obtain food security for the most vulnerable populations.
  • 18:00 - 19:30, LLA Pavilion
    Addressing climate risks in the Middle East and North African region: ACA-MED event
    Accessing climate finance is a barrier to climate adaptation and mitigation, especially for local governments. The European Union, UNCDF and AFD, together with Southern Mediterranean countries and partners, seek to alleviate key bottlenecks to finance urban and local priorities as identified in NDCs and other climate policies to truly localize climate actions. Six countries of the region explore designing and piloting the Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility (LoCAL).

12th November

  • 11:00 - 13:00, Thematic Room, Blue Zone
    Decent Life for a Climate Resilient Africa" initiative?
    Accelerating the just transition and improve the quality of life in 30% of the most vulnerable and poorest villages and rural areas in Africa by 2030 in a climate sensitive manner.
  • 15:00 - 16:30 Pavilion francophonie
    Faire converger les trois agendas internationaux pour une action climat non-étatique renforcée et inclusive: Retour sur le Sommet Climate Chance Afrique 2022.
    Cet événement a pour but de mettre en lumière la Déclaration du Sommet Climate Chance Afrique 2022, en exposant les priorités des acteurs non-étatiques africains pour accélérer la mise en œuvre des projets climat et biodiversité dans les territoires.
  • 16:00 - 16:55, The Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion
    Into the Blue: Navigating the Pacific high seas of climate finance
    The event will discuss the type of partnerships governments and communities can utilise to support the implementation of innovative and collaborative on-ground actions, as well as will explore how to make the link with blue finance and investments in ocean ecosystem conservation, which are central to effective adaptation to the impacts of climate change in SIDS and warrant a greater share of climate finance investment.

14th November

  • 13:00 - 15:00, LLA Pavilion
    The Humanitarian-Development-Climate Nexus in the Sahel:
    Bottom up and country-based approaches for long-term resilience
    Results and impact from the LoGIC Programme in Bangladesh, which implements the LoCAL mechanism performance based climate resilience grants.

15th November

  • 11:00 - 15:00, Bangladesh Pavilion
    Locally-led Adaptation Initiatives Through Local Governance and Innovative Climate Financing

    The session will explore opportunities to boost coherent approaches in aid delivery that meet immediate needs of local communities and vulnerable groups in terms of early action and emergency response, while laying the ground for longer-term transformation addressing the systemic causes of conflict and vulnerability.
  • 16:00 - 17:30, Ghana Pavilion
    Localising Climate Action through the Performance Based Climate Resilience Mechanism in Ghana
    A look at experience and results implementing LoCAL with local government authorities in the Ashanti and Western Regions of Ghana.

16th November

  • 13:00 - 14:30, UNDP Pavilion
    Youth leadership to finance and accelerate global climate action solutions
    Challenges and opportunities linked to implementation of youth-led solutions; promising practices on concrete and tangible case studies on how private sector, philanthropy, the UN, national governments and other public sector stakeholders can invest in youth-led solutions across the globe, and the potential of scaling up opportunities for youth-led solutions and grassroots climate justice actions, including funding opportunities and increased access to finance.
  • 13:15 - 14:45, Hatshepsut Auditorium
    No Solution for Me, Without Me: UN’s Efforts on Climate Justice through Local Action in Cities and Local Governments Areas
    The transition to a just, inclusive environment in urban and local government areas must put community needs at the forefront. This session will discuss co-benefits, using examples of local climate actions, that build resilience and share ideas for strengthening policy frameworks that unlock climate finance at the local level.
  • 18:00 - 20:00, LLA Pavilion
    The Costs and Benefits of Nature-Based Solutions for Local Adaptation
    Despite the untapped potential, NbS for adaptation can simultaneously help meet the three great interlinked challenges of our time: responding to climate change risks and impacts, protecting biodiversity and ecosystems, and ensuring human well-being. The session will bring together representatives from academia, development organizations and governments to discuss the economies of NbS for adaptation by showcasing approaches, case studies and evidence on how LDCs and developing countries can harness nature to drive the resilience of local communities. The panel discussion aims to make a strong case for scaling up climate finance and efforts on NbS for adaptation based on evidence of relevant economic and societal benefits of context-specific responses to climate change risks and impacts through NbS.

17th November

  • 16:45 - 18:15, Khufu Auditorium
    Transforming the climate actions of global economies through standards: From commitment to impact with a new ISO
    Urgent climate action demands a global system re-boot. The LoCAL mechanism has an ISO certification, a further step towards convening partners to promote the cross-sector climate action the world needs. Climate leaders will showcase actions to convert and mainstream commitments for a measurable positive climate impact.

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