Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility (LoCAL)
The Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility (LoCAL) of the UN Capital Development Fund provides a country-based mechanism
to increase awareness and response to climate change at the local level, integrate climate change adaptation into local
governments’ planning and budgeting systems in a participatory and gender-sensitive manner, and increase the amount
of finance available to local governments for climate change adaptation. LoCAL combines performance-based climate
resilience grants (PBCRGs), which ensure programming and verification of climate change expenditures at the local level, with
technical and capacity-building support. It uses a demonstration effect to trigger further flows for local adaptation, including
national fiscal transfers and global climate finance for local authorities, through their central governments.