The Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility (LoCAL) of the UN Capital Development Fund is a mechanism aimed at promoting climate change–resilient communities and economies by increasing financing for and investment in climate change adaptation at the local level in LDCs. It assists the integration of climate change adaption into local governments’ planning and budgeting systems, increases awareness of and response to climate change at the local level, and expands the amount of finance available to local governments for climate change adaption. 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 uses the demonstration effect to trigger further flows for local adaptation.
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