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


The SCALA programme sat down with Mr. Nelson Lozano, the Ministry of Agriculture focal point for the programme, to learn more about the national, sectoral and regional priorities for climate action and the activities being implemented over the course of the programme. Read more about the interview…

Three months before global attention was focused on the annual UN Climate Change Conference, COP27, stakeholders gathered in Gaborone, Botswana at NAP Expo 2022 to focus on adaptation planning through the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process. Read more about the common challenges and solutions at NAP Expo 2022 and SCALA's support on NAPs.

Transformation of food systems is critical to achieving countries’ NDCs and NAPs. Conversely, NDCs and NAPs provide entry points to identifying pathways for transformative change. This article is based on the COP27 World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) side event where the SCALA programme took part, highlights the need for food to “be on the table,” on the agenda, at COP 27 and beyond.

The SCALA programme and the UNFCCC PCCB Network brought together a variety of stakeholders from government and civil society for an exchange of experiences in implementing gender-responsive climate action. Learn more...
At the Africa Climate Week, Uganda presented its approach to monitoring, reporting and verifying the climate actions of their national government, local governments, civil society, and the private sector. The country takes an inclusive approach to reporting, which enhances transparency, builds capacity, and can be replicated in other countries. Read more...
The SCALA programme sat down with Mr. Pongthai Thaiyotin, the Director at the Bureau of Agricultural Economic Research in the Office of Agriculture Economics (OEA) and Ms. Benjaporn Chakranon, the Director General of Land Development Department (LDD) to learn about how SCALA will support Thailand transform its climate action over the next four years of the programme.
The SCALA programme sat down with her Excellency Dr. Yasmine Fouad, Ministerof Environment of Egypt, to learn more about the national priorities and opportunities to enhance the country’s climate ambition and to highlight the programme’s plans over the course of its implementation. Read full interview...
Côte d'Ivoire partnered with the FAO-UNDP SCALA programme, to further support the implementation of its agriculture climate plans. The SCALA focal point at the UNDP Office in Abidjan, Mr. Jean Douglas Anaman, to learn more about how the programme will support Côte d'Ivoire to increase action in agriculture and land use, with a focus on sustainable agroforestry landscapes around cocoa culture.
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...

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.