Scaling up Climate Ambition on Land Use and Agriculture through Nationally Determined Contributions and National Adaptation Plans (SCALA) 

SCALA news and events
27/06/2022
The global climate crisis is everyone’s business. Countries have committed to lower emissions and sustainable practices across all sectors. Change is needed across the agriculture system, from farmland to store front – and this can only be accomplished with a joint effort from all players in the agribusiness industry...
13/06/2022

An interactive and engaging webinar is being organized by the UNDP-FAO Scaling up Climate Ambition on Land Use and Agriculture through Nationally Determined Contributions and National Adaptation Plans (SCALA) Programme and UNDP´S Food and Agricultural Commodity Systems (FACS) team on effective collaborative action.

25/05/2022

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has now published contributions by all three of its Working Groups to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). Let us take a closer look at 8 key messages and the implications for global efforts to reduce climate risks and to discover how SCALA is supporting these efforts.

15/05/2022

The SCALA programme and WBCSD co-organized a knowledge-sharing webinar on “Scaling business impact for agriculture NDCs and NAPs” to discuss how businesses, the public sector, and associations can work together to drive more low carbon resilient food systems. 

12/05/2022

In early 2022, Ethiopia officially launched the SCALA programme with an inception workshop that brought together key stakeholders from the Ministries, private sector and civil society institutions. The SCALA programme sat down with Negus Lemma, the Director General at the Climate Change and Biodiversity (EPA) and H. E, Wondale Habtamu, the Advisor of the Minister (MoA) in Ethiopia to learn more about the outcomes of the workshop and highlight the programme’s plans for the next five years.

Rice drying in rural Uganda
10/05/2022
This story unpacks the synergies and opportunities in the climate-nutrition-agrifood system nexus in Uganda based on the exchanges in the FIRST-SCALA programme joint-webinar on “Agrifood systems transformation to achieve global climate and nutrition targets: what is the implementation traction in countries?”
15/03/2022

The SCALA and FIRST programmes organized a joint virtual learning network dialogue on “ Agrifood systems transformation to achieve global climate and nutrition targets: what is the implementation traction in countries?”, Tuesday 22 March 2022 at 13:00 (GMT +1). Learn more about this event...

09/03/2022

This webinar was designed to introduce participants to key concepts – including typologies, methodologies, tools and resources – that can be applied when undertaking systems-level assessments and to enhance understanding on the practical steps that are involved in planning systems-level assessments. 

 
08/03/2022
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). Let’s look at two common challenges we have heard and suggestions for how to overcome them to promote gender equality in national climate responses...
21/12/2021

Learn more about the key COP26 outcomes on finance in agriculture and land use sectors. Discover SCALA Technical Assistance Facility for private sector engagement launched during SCALA COP26 side event.

Mongolia landscape
11/11/2021
The SCALA programme sat down with Mr. Ts. Bolorchuluun, Head of the Department of Policy Implementation and Planning at the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry (MOFALI) in Mongolia to learn about the opportunities to enhance the country’s climate ambition outlined in its NDCs and other national policies. 
Harvesting season, Cambodia
11/11/2021

The SCALA programme sat down with Dr. Prum Somany, Director at the Department of International Cooperation (DIC) and Assistant to Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to learn about how Cambodia plans to accelerate its adaptation and mitigation goals in the agriculture and land use sector. 

Dahra-Senegal, field
02/11/2021

To learn more about how Senegal is scaling up its climate ambition in land use and agriculture to meet the targets of its NDC and related climate strategies, the SCALA programme sat down with Mr. Boubacar Drame and Mr. Younoussa Mballo, from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Equipment, to understand how to overcome barriers to achieve Senegal’s climate agenda.


Animal plowing
26/10/2021
To learn more about how Uganda is scaling up its climate ambition in land use and agriculture to meet the targets of its NDC and related climate strategies, the SCALA programme sat down with Mr. John Chrysostom Birantana, Senior Principal Policy Analyst at the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries to understand how to overcome barriers to achieve Uganda's climate agenda.
Farmer in a field
21/10/2021
The SCALA programme organized a semi-virtual side event at the Multilateral Development Banks Pavilion at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on “Engaging the private sector to implement agriculture and land use priorities of nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and National Adaptation Plans (NAP)s”.
Tree plantation
20/10/2021

To learn more about how Costa Rica is scaling up its climate ambition in land use and agriculture to meet the targets of its NDC and related climate strategies, the SCALA programme sat down with the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Mr. Renato Alvarado to unpack the opportunities and challenges in this process. 

Ananas production
23/09/2021

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 climate resilient agriculture in Africa” on day 2 of the Africa Climate Week 2021

Coffee trees
21/09/2021

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 decades unless immediate steps are taken. In parallel to public sector action, businesses have a major role to play in limiting the effects of climate change.

Cassava crop
21/09/2021
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. 
SCALA Webinar
31/08/2021

Tuesday, 7 September 13:00-14:15 CEST

The FAO-UNDP “Scaling up Climate Ambition on Land Use and Agriculture through NDCs and NAPs” (SCALA) programme is organizing a webinar on integrating climate resilience in value chain analysis. The webinar aimed to: