22 Ministers Call for Simplified and Consistent Access to Climate Finance With LoCAL 

Ministers and high-level representatives from Bhutan, The Gambia and Liberia last week launched a 22-signature Ministerial Declaration in New York calling for "simplified" and "consistent" access to climate finance and the establishment of a consolidated funding modality for the UNCDF managed Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility, which they said would enable them to federate and sequence climate finance and scale up locally led adaptation actions in their countries - and many others - where LoCAL is being implemented.

The launch took place at a dedicated Climate Week NYC event and on the side lines of the UN General Assembly, which this year seeks to prioritize accelerating action on the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals and include commitments on environment and climate.