Scaling up Climate Ambition on Land Use and Agriculture (SCALA)

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10 Aug 2022
Wednesday 24 August 2022 at 14:00-15:30 CAT

The SCALA programme is organizing an in-person side event at the NAP EXPO 2022 in Gaborone, Botswana on “Step-by-step guidance to enable transformative climate solutions as part of...

25 Jul 2022

Ninety percent of the world’s cocoa beans are grown and harvested on small, family-run farms in West Africa, and more than half of the world’s cocoa comes from only two countries – ...

27 Jun 2022

The global climate crisis is everyone’s business. Countries have committed to lower emissions and sustainable practices across all sectors. The public sector has long been supporting efforts to build resilience in the agriculture and land use sectors but achieving such climate action requires...

26 May 2022

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has now published contributions by all three of its Working Groups to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). FAO and UNDP are committed to supporting action toward transformation of agrifood systems, in line with the latest evidence...

12 May 2022

In Ethiopia, changes in rainfall patterns are affecting smallholder farmers that are highly dependent on rain-fed agriculture and natural resources. Data collected over the past 50 years suggests that temperatures have increased by an average 1°C since the 1960s and that...

10 May 2022

Climate change, nutrition and agri-food systems are major – but often separate – areas of work in countries, at institutions and for development and support programmes. More climate-resilient agrifood systems will require transformative change on different levels, such as at production – with a...

14 Mar 2022

Tuesday, 22 March 2022 | 13:00-15:00 (GMT+1) 

The Food and Nutrition Security Impact, Resilience, Sustainability and Transformation (FIRST) programme, and the Scaling up Climate Ambition on...

8 Mar 2022

8 March 2022 – The momentum to address gender inequality in response to climate change is greater than ever as shown in the commitments made at COP26 and in countries’ nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and National Adaptation Plans (NAPs). Ninety-four percent of developing...

21 Dec 2021

The FAO-UNDP SCALA programme launched a Technical Assistance Facility to enhance private sector engagement in climate action.

November 2021 – The world will probably reach or exceed 1.5 degrees C (2.7 degrees F) of warming within the next two...

12 Nov 2021

November 2021 – Mongolia faces rates of warming far higher than the global average, with average temperatures already increasing by more than 2°C between 1940 and 2015 and future climate projections suggesting...

11 Nov 2021

November 2021 – Climate change is expensive. According to UNEP’s Adaptation Gap Report 2020, annual climate change...

2 Nov 2021

October 2021- Sixty-percent of the Senegalese rural population works in the agriculture sector, producing cash crops like groundnuts and food crops like cereals, according to ...

26 Oct 2021

October 2021 – Uganda is located on the Great African Plateau marked by the mountainous regions of its neighboring countries of Kenya, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and Tanzania. In the last two decades, Uganda has achieved...

21 Oct 2021
Monday 8 November 2021 at 16:45-17:45 (GMT)

The SCALA programme is organizing a semi-virtual side event at the Multilateral Development Banks Pavilion at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in...

20 Oct 2021

September 2021 - Costa Rica has a diverse landscape of coastal lowlands, mangrove swamps, volcanic mountain ranges and thick rainforests. Costa Rica’s tropical climate over its varying altitudes creates many micro-climates each with a distinct ecosystem,...

22 Sep 2021

Wednesday, 29 September | 11:40-13:00 CEST

The Scaling up Climate Ambition on Land Use and Agriculture through Nationally Determined Contributions and National Adaptation Plans (SCALA) Programme, implemented by the FAO and UNDP organized a session on “Engaging businesses in...

21 Sep 2021

September 2021 – The latest IPCC (AR6) Report paints a dire picture of our current climate and a world expected to surpass global warming levels of 1.5°C in the next few...

21 Sep 2021

September 2021 - Our food security depends on the sustainable management of healthy ecosystems. Yet, over half of the world’s agricultural lands and marine ecosystems are degraded to some extent. Current trends also make agri-food systems ...

23 Aug 2021

Exactly 100 days before the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), FAO and UNDP, through the programme “Scaling up Climate Ambition on Land-use and Agriculture through NDCs and NAPs” (SCALA) organized a virtual session on “Accelerating the implementation of the Paris Agreement...

9 Jul 2021

Tuesday, 27 July at 13:30-14:20 (CEST)

The joint-FAO and UNDP programme, Scaling up Climate Ambition on Land Use and Agriculture through Nationally Determined Contributions and National Adaptation Plans (SCALA) has organized a parallel session at the...

4 Jun 2021

4 June 2021 – The world is still grappling with the profound economic, social, and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. These impacts offer a glimpse of what the land use and agriculture sectors will endure if a systemic transformation towards climate resilience is not...

21 Apr 2021
Climate change is one of the greatest threats to food security, poverty reduction and sustainable development across the world. To cope with the consequences of climate change, innovative solutions are needed. Blockchain technology is one of them – but what is it and how can it be used...
5 Apr 2021
Why implementing a systems-wide approach and boosting private sector engagement in ...
8 Mar 2021
FAO and UNDP are empowering women for a sustainable future
 
In many parts of the world, women carry out a majority of the agricultural and household work. Yet, they do not have the same access to resources or power in decision-making as men.  To bridge...
11 Dec 2019

€20 million programme funded by Germany will boost agriculture sectors’ role in addressing climate change impacts and reaching targets for low-carbon climate-resilient development

Madrid, Spain, 11 December 2019  – The Government of Germany announced a €...