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A delegation from NDF participated in the meeting as observers

The Board of Directors of the Green Climate Fund convened at the headquarters of the fund in Songdo in South Korea for its 9th meeting. A delegation from NDF participated in the meeting as observers.

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Key stakeholders reviewed the Nordic Partnership Initiative Pilot Progamme for Supporting Up-scaled Climate Change Mitigation Action in Vietnam’s Cement Sector, also called the Cement NAMA (Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action) project, in March 2015.

A Nordic delegation visited Vietnam in March 2015 to review progress of the Nordic Partnership Initiative Pilot Programme for Supporting Up-scaled Climate Change Mitigation Action in Vietnam’s Cement Sector.


Read about NDF's recent events and activities in the newly published newsletter.

The newsletter includes for instance articles about water resources in Africa, Nordic Climate Facility’s fifth call for proposals, low-carbon development and the linkages between climate change and public health.

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Pasi Hellman, Managing Director of NDF, outlines the promise and potential of climate adaptation projects, and comments on the inter-relations between climate and development, in a CDKN feature article.

The article can be found here.


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Read about NDF’s activities during 2014 in the newly published Annual Report.

In 2014, NDF continued its focus on climate change related activities in three broad clusters: infrastructure, natural resources and climate change related capacity-development.


NDF has approved a EUR 2.25 million grant for climate resilient rural water supply and sanitation in Zambia

NDF and the African Development Bank will co-finance the second phase of the National Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Programme in Western Province, Zambia.


The position is for two (2) years with a possibility to extension. The work is carried out in NDF's office in Helsinki.

The Country Program Manager is responsible for all aspects related to project administration.

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Women participating in an NCF project in Nepal have said that the project has helped strengthen their roles within their communities.

During a joint site visit, NDF and NEFCO acquainted themselves with three different community forest user groups in the Nawalparasi and Chitwan districts in Nepal.

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Heavy rainfall in January and February this year led to extensive flooding in Malawi. UN reports that 1.1 million people are affected, almost 300 people died or are still missing, and 230,000 people presently live in temporary shelters.

Through the Nordic Climate Facility, NDF has together with the Finnish Red Cross financed a disaster preparedness and early warning system project in Malawi from 2012-14.

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Photovoltaic solar panels to be installed on the roofs of a company in San Pedro Sula, Honduras

A USD 5 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will enable Corporación Industrial del Norte, SA (Corinsa), to install photovoltaic solar panels on the roofs of its bottling plant buildings in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

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Green freight programs can help reduce freight companies’ fuel costs and greenhouse gas emissions

To facilitate trade and economic development in the Mekong region, transport connectivity is being improved. Currently, 80% of all goods are being transported by road.

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The progress of on-going project activities were reviewed during a visit to Nairobi

NDF’s delegation led by Managing Director Pasi Hellman visited Nairobi this week to review progress of project activities and to meet with various stakeholders.

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Four West African countries will receive assistance in strengthening their capacity to climate related impacts

Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, and Benin have an interconnected coastal and marine environment that yields highly productive ecosystems of significant terrestrial and marine biological diversity which have historically attracted major human settlement

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The course is between June-November 2015. The deadline for applications is 24 April 2015.

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and NDF are financing a geothermal Training Programme in El Salvador intended to serve the whole Latin American and Caribbean region.

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Nordic Climate Facility's fifth call well received by Nordic organisations

The fifth call for proposals of the Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) under the theme 'climate resilience in urban and private sector contexts' was closed on 30 January.


The position is for two (2) years with possibility to extension. The work is carried out in NDF's office in Helsinki.

The main responsibility of the Procurement Specialist is to provide quality assurance in procurement processes carried out with financing from NDF and continuously review and improve procurement policies, guidelines and tools.

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The national and regional capacity to cope with health impacts of climate change will be strengthened in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam

NDF provides 4 million EUR to strengthen the national and regional capacity of Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam to cope with adverse health impacts of climate change.

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Academics, governments and practitioners jointly call for global green fiscal reform

More than 200 academics, policy makers and experts are together in Venice, Italy, this week to jointly discuss and debate a large emerging body of research on green fiscal policy, triggered by the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) for its Th

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A seminar in Oslo brought together experts from Norway, NDF and the World Bank to discuss ways of rethinking climate change adaptation

Norad, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, hosted a seminar on climate change adaptation and development on Friday 23 January 2015.


NDF is highlighted as a key Nordic organisation for climate-friendly development

The Nordic countries have high domestic climate change mitigation ambitions. They have been successful in demonstrating how to combine ambitious mitigation targets and policies with economic growth and prosperity.