The Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility, also known as LoCAL aims to build climate change–resilient communities in developing and least developed countries. Designed and hosted by the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), the LoCAL facility is owned by the countries where it is implemented. The LoCAL Board is made up of participating LoCAL countries, who collectively set and approve the LoCAL strategy at annual meetings. This ensures that LoCAL is wholly owned and driven by country priorities, compatible with the LDC 2050 Vision, adopted at the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit.
Through LoCAL, local governments are able to integrate climate change adaption into their planning and budgeting systems and boost awareness and response to climate change at the local level. LoCAL’s innovative use of performance-based climate resilience grants (PBCRGs) expand the amount of finance available to local governments to tackle the fall-out from climate change as they experience. LoCAL PBCRGs ensure programming and verification of climate change expenditures and come hand in hand with with technical and capacity-building support. Designed to reinforce existing national and sub-national financial and fiscal delivery systems, LoCAL uses the demonstration effect to trigger further flows for local climate change adaptation.
LoCAL is co-financed by the Global Climate Change Alliance of the European Union (GCCA-EU), and by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) since 2012.
More information here.
The 2021 LoCAL Brochure is available here.
News on LoCAL and related matters here.