LoCAL works in developing and least developed countries to

FINANCE LOCALLY LED ADAPTATION

LoCAL works in communities worldwide to

BRIDGE THE CLIMATE AND FINANCE GAP

LoCAL works with local authorities and communities to

RAISE CLIMATE AWARENESS AND BUILD CAPACITIES

LoCAL works to build partnerships

FOR A RESILIENT AND INCLUSIVE FUTURE

LoCAL finances climate adaptation at the local level

WHERE IT IS THE MOST NEEDED

LoCAL works at the field level to

BUILD THE RESILIENCE OF THE MOST VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES

LoCAL is a global standard

FOR LOCALLY LED ADAPTATION

LoCAL is a flexible mechanism designed to

MAINSTREAM ADAPTATIONIN LOCAL BUDGET PLANNING

The LoCAL Facility

The Local Climate Adaptive Living (LoCAL) Facility, designed by the UN Capital Development Fund, is a standard internationally recognized mechanism that helps local government authorities in developing and least developed countries access the climate finance, capacity building and technical support they need to respond and adapt to climate change.

Local authorities of developing and least developed countries (LDCs) are uniquely positioned to identify the climate change adaptation responses that best meet local needs. Furthermore, they typically have the mandate to undertake the small- to medium-sized adaptation investments needed to build climate resilience. Yet they frequently lack the resources to do so, especially in a way aligned with established decision-making processes and public planning and budgeting cycles.

LoCAL combines performance-based climate resilience grants (PBCRGs), which ensure programming and verification of climate change expenditures at the local level, with technical and capacity-building support. It is designed to re-enforce existing national and sub-national financial and fiscal delivery systems, and it uses the demonstration effect to trigger further flows for local adaptation — including national fiscal transfers and global climate finance for local authorities — through their central governments.​

LoCAL promotes climate change–resilient communities and economies by increasing finance and investment in climate change adaptation at the local level.

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