The Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) is a financial mechanism formed to develop the special needs of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It helps to finance the preparation and implementation of NAPAs, to address immediate and urgent adaptation needs in LDCs.
NAPAs are National Adaptation Programmes of Action and they use known information to identify a country’s priorities in taking actions for adaptation to climate change impacts.
The LDCF plays a role in vulnerability reduction in the areas that are crucial to development and livelihoods. This includes:
- Agriculture and food security
- Disaster risk management (DRM) and prevention
- Fragile ecosystems.
The NAPA implementation projects designed under the LDCF conform to each country’s priorities. They are implemented by national stakeholders and vulnerable communities.
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- http://web.archive.org/web/20160612195457/https://www.thegef.org/gef/project_highlights/LDCF – LDCF project highlights
- http://web.archive.org/web/20160322171347/https://www.thegef.org/gef/node/4433 - Accessing resources under the LDCF