The GEF’s adaptation support for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) is delivered through the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF). The LDCF is the only multilateral fund that focuses exclusively on the unique climate adaptation challenges of LDCs and is embraced by LDCs as their own. The fund has a strong track record of supporting LDCs to address adaptation priorities over more than two decades. It delivers targeted support to the world’s most vulnerable countries, and their people and ecosystems.

In June 2022, the 32nd LDCF Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF) Council approved a "GEF Programming Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change for the LDCF and SCCF for the GEF-8 Period of July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2026," and "Operational Improvements." The strategy facilitates transformational adaptation toward achieving the Paris Agreement’s global goal on adaptation, and wider engagement of partners based on the whole-of-society approach. The strategy adopted two financial scenarios, with a $1.0 billion floor as scenario A and $1.3 billion as scenario B.

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