Climate Change

NEW: Scaling up Climate Ambition on Land Use and Agriculture through NDCs and National Adaptation Plans (SCALA)


FAO and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are co-leading a new 5-year programme called Scaling up Climate Ambition on Land Use and Agriculture through Nationally Determined Contributions and National Adaptation Plans (SCALA), funded by the German Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) through its International Climate Initiative (IKI).

SCALA responds to the urgent need for increased action to cope with climate change impacts in the agriculture and land use sectors. The twenty million euro programme will support at least twelve countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to build adaptive capacity and to implement low emission priorities.

Country support includes strengthening policies, adopting innovative approaches to climate change adaptation and removing barriers related to information gaps, governance, finance, gender mainstreaming and integrated monitoring and reporting. To achieve this shift, the programme will engage the private sector and key national institutions.

SCALA supports countries to develop the capacity to own and lead the process to meet targets set out in their National Adaptation Plans and Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement, and to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The SCALA initiative builds on another FAO-UNDP led programme, Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (2015-2020) which is currently phasing out.

Partner countries:

Argentina
Cambodia
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cote d’Ivoire
Egypt
Ethiopia
Mongolia
Nepal
Senegal
Thailand
Uganda
 

More information: 

FAO Press Release: Germany launches €20 million programme with FAO and UNDP to boost the agriculture sectors’ role in addressing climate change 

UNDP Press release  

BMU Press release 

NAP-Ag programme website 

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