Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility – LoCAL

Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility – LoCAL

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 25 Oct 2023 at B.37
  • Est. completion 17 Oct 2030
  • ESS Category Category C

Benin is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to climate change with low levels of readiness and adaptive capacity. Climate change has already been felt in the country in recent decades, with increases in temperature, frequency and intensity of droughts and floods. Impacts on livelihoods and key sectors are expected to be significant if appropriate adaptation measures are not taken. The narrow fiscal space in Benin exacerbates the adverse impacts in the face of multiple development challenges, including high poverty rates as well as limited infrastructure and basic services, which could further aggravate the climate challenges.

To address these challenges, the project proposes to empower local governments and their communities to increase their capability of making adaptation measures and increase the share of climate-compatible investments at the local level through scaling up the existing “Local climate Adaptive Living Facility (LoCAL) initiative launched by Benin and the United Nations Capital Development Fund in 2014. The project will focus strengthening local climate governance to enable local stakeholders to take climate adaptation into consideration in its development planning. The project will give local level access to climate finance to increase adaptation investments in key climate sensitive sectors to address the financial gap between existing and needed adaptation measures.

Total project value






Result areas

Project timeline


06 Mar 2020 - 1329 days

Concept note received

06 Mar 2020

Funding proposal received

30 Mar 2023

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

04 Aug 2023

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

11 Aug 2023

Cleared by iTAP

02 Oct 2023


25 Oct 2023 - 176 days

Approved by GCF Board

25 Oct 2023

FAA executed

25 Oct 2023

Under implementation

17 Apr 2024 - 71 days so far

FAA effective

17 Apr 2024

To be completed

17 Oct 2030 - 2,305 days to go

One region

  • Africa

One country

Two priority groups

  • Least Developed Countries
  • African States
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing

GrantUSD 9,387,720
Total GCF Financing
USD 9,387,720


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 495,352
Total Co-Financing
USD 495,352

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Accredited Entity

Fonds National pour L’Environnement

Director of Financial Resources Mobilization
Phone (+229) 95966314
Mr. Marius DOMINGO

Head of Programming and Monitoring-Evaluation Service
Phone (+229) 97330734
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National Designated Authority

Ministry of Living Environment and Sustainable Development
Mr. Martin Aïna Primary
Director General, Division of Climate Change
01 BP 3502 - 01 BP 3621, Cotonou, Benin
Phone +229 96613936
Mr. Théodore Domingo Secondary
01 BP 3502 - 01 BP 3621, Cotonou, Benin
Phone +229 97764297