Support Programme on Scaling up Climate Ambition on Land Use and Agriculture through NDCs and National Adaptation Plans (SCALA)
As of: April 2021
With climate change threatening the agriculture sectors, livelihoods and food security, there is an urgent need for scaled action to cope with climate-related impacts. In response to that, SCALA supports 12 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to both build adaptive capacity and to implement low emission priorities in agriculture and land use. The programme uses a multi-stakeholder approach, harnessing strong engagement from the private sector and key national institutions. National activities focus on strengthening policies, appraising and adopting innovative approaches, as well as removing key barriers related to information gaps, governance, finance, gender mainstreaming and integrated monitoring and reporting. The ultimate goal is for countries to turn agricultural related priorities laid out in their National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) into action.
State of implementation/results
The SCALA programme provides support to:
- Identify and appraise transformative climate actions required on land-use and agriculture. This will be done partly by reviewing NDCs and NAPs to identify climate solutions, for both mitigation and adaptation, that could contribute to changes across social, economic and environmental systems in land-use and agriculture. SCALA also provide assistance to identify tools for assessing existing options for transformative climate action, such as cost-benefit analysis, impact evaluation, gender-analysis and others, as well as developing new tools and guidance material.
- Integrate climate priorities as well as identified solutions into national and sectoral planning, budgeting and monitoring processes for land-use and agriculture. To do this, a whole-of-government approach in which all relevant stakeholders collaborate will be adopted. Activities will focus on working with countries to monitor the implementation and achievement of their NDCs and NAPs, by strengthening their monitoring systems and report on progress toward mitigation and adaptation targets at domestic and international levels.
- Increase public-private sector engagement for climate action in land use and agriculture. It will do so by addressing barriers and catalyzing private investment through public policy instruments and other climate investment funds, as well as promoting innovative technological and financial tools. In addition, guidance on private sector engagement in NDCs and NAPs will be developed based on experience and best practices from countries, as well as research on innovative climate solutions regarding technologies, financial instruments and others.