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The Brief highlights the need and demand for mitigation measures that tap women’s potential to contribute to emissions reductions and sustainable development.

As a part of the regional technical assistance project Harnessing Climate Change Mitigation Initiatives to Benefit Women, financed by NDF and implemented by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), a policy brief on gender and climate finance has been p

Picture (from left): Leena Klossner, Deputy Director, NDF; Pasi Hellman, Managing Director, NDF and Clare Wee, Head, Office of Anticorruption and Integrity, Asian Development Bank

NDF signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Office of Anticorruption and Integrity (OAI) of ADB.

The purpose of the MoU is to strengthen cooperation between the two institutions in matters relating to fighting fraud and corruption by facilitating exchange of information and cooperation.


Today ADB and NDF signed two new co-financing agreements for two interesting climate change projects in Cambodia and Bangladesh. This makes the total ADB-NDF climate change project portfolio comprise 18 projects totalling 40.6 million euros.

The first agreement is for the Rural Roads Improvement Project II (RRIP II) in Cambodia.


Discussions consolidate NDF-ADB cooperation.

A delegation from NDF visited the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila on 24 September 2014. The purpose of the visit was to review the existing cooperation initiatives and discuss possible new opportunities for co-financing.

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Read the NDF blog post about connecting cross-sectoral planning and climate change adaptation in developing countries

The Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) Partnership is counting down to United Nations Secretary General’s Climate Summit with its new Transport Blog @ Climate Summit.


Nordic Development Fund (NDF) provides grant to develop a renewable energy strategy and investment plan for the Bay Islands in Honduras.

The Honduran Bay Islands forms the southern end of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, the largest barrier reef in the western hemisphere, the second largest barrier reef in the world.


Climate-smart agriculture is about sustainably increasing agricultural productivity and incomes by adapting and building resilience to climate change and reducing and/or removing greenhouse gas emissions.

Farmers are extremely vulnerable to fluctuations in climate.


The September issue of the Green Growth the Nordic Way has been published by the Nordic Council of Ministers

Read the article here


NDF hosted an event where Fernando Miralles from the Inter-American Development Bank discussed water-energy-food challenges with Nordic experts.

NDF arranged together with IDB on 5 September 2014 a seminar on water-energy-food nexus.

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This African Water Facility (AWF) initiative will receive special support from the Nordic Development Fund (NDF).

The AWF announces today the launch of a Call for Proposals for the "Preparation of Water and Climate Change Investment Projects".


NDF and the African Water Facility (AWF) announced today at the Stockholm World Water Week 2014 their new partnership.

"NDF is excited about the collaboration with African Water Facility.


The cooperation aims at developing an approach where the potential impacts of climate change on health are systematically and in a cross-sectoral manner reflected in development operations.

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World Bank (WB) is partnering with the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) to support climate finance readiness in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The climate finance flows to Sub-Saharan Africa are smaller when compared to other continents.


NDF co-chaired a workshop on Mainstreaming Climate Change into development planning in Lao PDR together with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) of Lao PDR and the Asian Development Bank.

The workshop, which was arranged on 1 August in Vientiane, brought together a large group of government officials and development partners to discuss the results and lessons learned from the ongoing NDF-ADB co-funded technical assistance program

Opening speech by Enrique V. Iglesias, former Ibero-American Secretary General and former President of the Inter-American Development Bank.

NDF presents its experiences on urban resilience in an international seminar in Spain.

The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) supports a number of projects that addresses climate change challenges in an urban context.

Vang Vieng, Lao PDR

A review of climate change activities co-financed by NDF is being carried out in Laos this week together with the Asian Development Bank.



Read about NAMA financing, NDF’s partnership with the IDB and the Emerging Sustainable Cities Initiative among other recent activities.

The newly published Newsletter includes detailed information on NDF’s Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) activities. Currently the total NDF support to projects with elements of NAMA development exceeds EUR 21 million.


Seminar brings together financial investors, project developers, industry, country stakeholders and donors with a common interest in increasing investment in sustainable energy in Africa.

The aim of the seminar was to present and discuss experiences and new opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa with a view to stimulating enhanced interest, exchanging ideas, forging connections and alliances, and working constructively towards increa


The focus of this call was particularly in Africa and on inclusive green growth.

Altogether 96 pre-qualification proposals were submitted by Nordic organisations with their partner organizations in developing countries in response to the fourth call for proposals under the heading “Inclusive green growth projects contri


NDF has approved a EUR 4.0 million grant financing to support the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative (ESCI).

NDF will in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank provide new support to the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative (ESCI).