Financing local adaptation to climate change
This publication has been produced by the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility (LoCAL). Local authorities in least developed countries (LDCs) are in a unique position to identify climate change adaptation responses that best meet local needs, and typically have the mandate to undertake the small- to mediumsized adaptation investments required for building climate resilience. Yet they frequently lack the resources to do so – particularly to do so in a way which is aligned with established local decision-making processes and planning and budgeting cycles.
This publication builds on the outcomes of the first global UNCDF LoCAL lessons learned workshop, Strengthening Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Change through Local Government Systems, convened in Cambodia in November 2015 as well as on more recent developments as the pace of implementation continues to accelerate in newer participating countries.