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

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

The UNDP and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) 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 and will support at least twelve countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to build adaptive capacity and to implement low emission priorities.

The United Nations Development Programme and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) 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 UNDP-FAO led programme, Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (2015-2020), which is currently phasing out.  

More information: 

UNDP Press Release: UNDP and FAO partner on agriculture and land-use planning to support developing countries in accelerating ambition of climate actions

FAO Press Release

BMU Press release 

NAP-Ag programme website 

Contacts: FAO-NAPs@fao.org