NDF - Financing for climate change and development projects

Newsroom: News


Transport Day 2014 at COP 20 in Lima had NDF contributing to sessions on mitigation and adaptation

Transport Day took place on 7 December 2014, in Lima, Peru, alongside the twentieth Conference of the Parties (COP 20) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).


A process towards reaching a global climate agreement is being facilitated in UNFCCC Conference of Parties during the first two weeks of December 2014 in Lima, Peru (COP20).

Climate change is discussed in the United Nations Framework for Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties during the first two weeks of December 2014 in Lima, Peru (COP20).

Photo: aleksandr hunta/Shutterstock.com

Nordic Climate Facility’s fifth Call for Proposals (NCF5) with the theme of Climate Resilience in Urban and Private Sector Contexts is open until 30 January, 2015.

Letter of Invitation and NCF5 Description and Pre-Qualification Guidelines are found below as well as on the online application platform www.ncfapplication.org.

Photo: Aage Jørgensen

The position is for a fixed-term of 5 months on hourly basis starting from the beginning of year 2015

NDF is seeking a trainee for a period of 5 months. The work is carried out 2-3 days/week. A successfull candidate may be offered a full-time work during the summer.


NDF has approved a EUR 5.0 million grant for Aquaculture and Climate Change in Mozambique.

The project will assist Mozambique to pilot and develop a sustainable aquaculture model to build social, economic and environmental resilienee, improve cross-sectorial coordination and disseminate best practices in Mozambique and in the region th


Read the latest NDF Newsletter and an updated version of NDF in Brief.

In the newsletter you can read about EcoMicro, a project co-financed by NDF, winning the UNFCCC Momentum for Change - Lighthouse Activity Award 2014.


Grant financing of EUR 3.1 million by NDF has been approved for Conservation of Mangrove Ecosystems and Sustainable Livelihoods for Coastal Communities.

The project will address mangrove degradation and loss through enhancing information and knowledge of existing mangrove ecosystems.


NDF has approved EUR 5.0 million grant financing to support the Dar es Salaam Metropolitan Development Project.

Together with the International Development Association (IDA) NDF is co-financing the Dar es Salaam Metropolitan Development Project in Tanzania.


The Nordic climate Facility (NCF) aims at building partnerships between the Nordic countries and NDF’s partner countries on climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Four million euros have been allocated on 25 November 2014 by the Board of Directors of the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) for a fifth Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) Call for Proposals with the theme Climate Resilience in Urban and Private Sect

Photo: EcoMicro

EcoMicro is a technical cooperation program designed for Latin American and Caribbean microfinance institutions.

EcoMicro, the USD 7 million programme, co-financed by the Inter-American Development Bank's Multilateral Environmental Facility (MIF) and the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) has been selected as a winner of the UNFCCC M

Photo: Aage Jørgensen

World Bank and NDF discuss new climate change initiatives

A delegation from NDF visited the World Bank (WB) in Washington DC on 19-20 November 2014. The purpose of the visit was to review the existing cooperation initiatives and discuss possible new opportunities for co-financing.

Photo: Jeff Attaway / CC 2.0

NDF reviewed climate change activities co-financed by NDF and the World Bank during the first two weeks in November 2014

Two of NDF’s four ongoing projects were reviewed together with the World Bank: the Flood Risk Management Project (called Stormwater Management and Climate Change Adaptation project by the World Bank), and the Second Sustainable and Participat

From left: Pasi Hellman, Managing Director of NDF, Luis Alberto Moreno, President of IDB, Leena Klossner, Deputy Director of NDF

IDB and NDF sign an agreement for support to the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative and renewable energy in Honduras.

The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) will provide a contribution of EUR 4 million in continued support to the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative (ESCI) in Latin America.

Photo: Kari Hämekoski

First agreements signed under the Nordic Climate Facility’s fourth Call

The first three agreements have been signed for climate change mitigation and adaptation projects under the Nordic Climate Facility’s fourth Call for Proposals (NCF4) on inclusive green growth.

Photo: Aage Jorgensen

Members of the Cleantech Finland network meet representatives of Nordic Development Fund

Nordic Development Fund and NEFCO hosted an event for members of Cleantech Finland on Thursday 13 November to introduce the two Nordic finance institutions.

Photo: Boris G. © Creative Commons Licence CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Nordic Development Fund participates in the annual meeting of IDB’s Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Initiative (SECCI).

The Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Initiative (SECCI) of the Inter-American Development Bank was established in 2009 and provides support to concrete climate change projects in Latin America and mainstreaming of climate change into IDB ope

Photo: Aage Jørgensen

The new agreement covers cooperation and sharing of information on integrity and corruption related issues

In order to strengthen their cooperation, NDF and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), have signed an Agreement for Cooperation and Sharing of Information on integrity and corruption related issues.

Photo: Emeli Möller

The fifth African Rift Geothermal Conference (ARGeo-C5) is currently ongoing in Arusha, Tanzania, 29-31 October 2014.

The theme of this year’s conference is Geothermal: Solution to Africa’s Energy Needs.

Photo: Hannu Eerola

NDF participated during the second Global Geothermal Development Plan (GGDP) roundtable, held at the UN city in Copenhagen 23-24 October.

The GGDP is an initiative led by the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) in collaboration with bilateral and multilateral funding institutions to develop a series of investments and to mobilize concessional funding for exploratory