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Scaling up Climate Ambition on Land Use and Agriculture (SCALA)

The Scaling up Climate Ambition on Land Use and Agriculture through Nationally Determined Contributions and National Adaptation Plans (SCALA) programme responds to the urgent need for increased action to cope with climate change impacts in the agriculture and land use sectors. SCALA supports twelve countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to build adaptative capacity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to meet targets set out in their National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) and nationally determined contributions (NDCs), as well as contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The UNDP and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are co-leading this 20 million euro programme (2021-2025) with funding from the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV)  through its International Climate Initiative (IKI). 

In focus

SCALA supports 12 countries to translate their NDC and NAPs into actionable and transformative climate solutions in land use and agriculture with multi-stakeholder engagement.
The three main outcomes of the programme are:
Enhanced capacity to identify and appraise innovative and transformative climate-sensitive agriculture and land use actions into NDCs
Strengthened national and sectoral plans and budgets to integrate agriculture and land use sectors' climate-related priorities
Increased climate action in agriculture and land use through stronger mobilization of private sector engagement and finance

Supported by

Independent Complaint Mechanism (IKI ICM) 

The Independent Complaint Mechanism (ICM) is an integral part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI), serving as a cornerstone of IKI's commitment to transparency, accountability, and responsible project management in climate action. It plays an important role in addressing complaints, upholding environmental and social standards, and facilitating constructive stakeholder engagement in climate projects, reinforcing IKI's dedication to ethical, sustainable, and responsible climate initiatives. 

Learn more about how the ICM enables individuals affected by IKI projects or concerned about fund misuse to voice complaints and seek redress while understanding its contributions to IKI's global mission through this visit this page.