Briefing note: National Adaptation Plan (NAP) and nationally determined contributions (NDC) governance

This brief explains the relevance of National Adaptation Plan (NAP) and nationally determined contribution (NDC) governance to SCALA, outlines proposed interventions to address this topic in the SCALA country work plans and summarizes useful resources as well as support available from the global team. NDCs  and  NAPs  are  the  starting  point  under  SCALA  for  supporting  participant  countries  in translating their climate commitments into actionable and transformative climate action in the land-use and agriculture sectors. The SCALA programme is designed to allow flexibility so that priority activities can be customized to national contexts. This brief highlights the programme’s four key intervention areas that will strengthen NDC/NAP governance for transformative land use and agriculture climate action that aligns with the programme’s Theory of Change.