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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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


NDF participated in the high-level Global Green Growth Forum 2014 to share experiences and discuss pathways for inclusive green growth

NDF also had discussions with other stakeholders for example the Global Green Growth Institute.


NDF met with the secretariat of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in the context of the World Bank annual meeting in Washington, to discuss climate finance related issues that are of interest to both organizations.

It is expected that the GCF will play a key role in future climate financing to developing countries.

Photo: Hannu Eerola

The publication features concrete results from three water sector projects in Kenya.

Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) has published a newsletter that presents three different water sector projects in Kenya.

Photo: Kari Hämekoski, NEFCO

The CDM programme of activities, Improved Cook Stoves for East Africa (ICSEA) has been awarded with the 2014 Innovative Energy Project of the year, International Award.

The award is distributed by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), USA. The award was presented on 1 October 2014 at the World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) in Washington, D.C.

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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.

Photo: Aage Jörgensen

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.

Life Saving - Drinking Water, https://www.flickr.com/photos/julien_harneis/589759829/ Licence at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0.

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".