Local Climate Adaptive Living (LOCAL) facility in Tuvalu
Climate, resilience, finance, governance
CLGF, TA from UNCDF, on site local TA, national and councils
LOCAL is a mechanism to promote climate change resilient communities and economics by increasing financing for and investment in climate change adaptation at the local level. LOCAL combines performance–based climate resilience grants which ensure programming and verification of climate expenditures at the local level, with technical and capacity building. The project is designed to re-enforce existing national and sub-national financial and fiscal delivery systems, and it uses the demonstration effect to trigger further flows for local adaptation, including national fiscal transfers and global climate finance for local authorities through their central governments. The project is built upon national systems, the performance-based climate resilience grants system comprises of the following key elements:
- Local developing planning process and budgeting;
- Public Finance Management;
- Monitoring and evaluation
- A set of minimum conditions and performance measures for the performance-based climate resilience grants allocation and disbursements.
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RELEVANCE TO THE CALL TO ACTION ON SUSTAINABLE URBANISATION ACROSS THE COMMONWEALTH
These examples have been chosen because of their relevance to the Call to Action, as shown by the direct quotes provided below. To view the Call to Action click here.
- “Cities and human settlements are responsible for ensuring delivery of essential services including water, sanitation, healthcare, education, public transport, and housing, upon which their citizens depend.’
- “Cities are a major source of greenhouse gas emissions and where the impacts of climate change are experienced acutely.”
- “Sustainable urbanisation requires a commitment to good governance, integrated planning, effective service delivery together with fiscal and political empowerment.”
- “Sustainable urbanisation demands collective action – genuine multi-level governance – to empower, enable and support cities and their citizens.”
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Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF): https://www.clgf.org.uk/