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12.12.2013

NDF supports adaptation actions to improve living standards in water-scarce rural communities

As a consequence of the reduced amount of water received from the retreating glaciers and to meet the growing fresh water demand of the La Paz metropolitan area, a major water supply project will be implemented under the Pilot Program for Climate

9.12.2013

The Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) has launched the Fourth Call for Proposals on this year’s theme “Inclusive green growth projects contributing to private sector development”.

The Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) has launched the Fourth Call for Proposals on this year’s theme “Inclusive green growth projects contributing to private sector development”.

3.12.2013

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

 

22.11.2013

NDF hosted a presentation event where Rasmus Heltberg from the World Bank presented the World Development Report 2014 to NDF, NIB and NEFCO.

NDF arranged on 22 November 2013 a special presentation of the new World Development Report 2014 titled “Risk and Opportunity: Managing Risk for Development”.

20.11.2013

In his article in the latest Development Today, Robert Wihtol discusses the role of niche development funds, with particular attention to NDF

The following article (DT 14-15/2013) is reprinted with permission from Robert Wihtol and Development Today magazine. The original article can be read from www.development-today.com
19.11.2013

On 18 November, Swedish Prince Carl Philip gave the Polhem Prize to Petra Wadström for her innovative water treatment technology.

The Polhem Prize is Sweden's oldest award for technological innovation and is awarded every other year by the Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers. This year, the award went to Petra Wadström for her invention of Solvatten.

Photo: Deputy Director Leena Klossner presenting NDF adaptation initiatives in the transport sector. At stage from left: Rafael Acevedo, Inter-American Development Bank; Aymen Osman Ali, African Development Bank; Evangelos Mitsakis, Hellenic Institute of Transport;  Annete Lutz, GIZ; Carlos Fuller, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre; and Mikko Ollikainen, Adaptation Fund.
18.11.2013

Transport Day at COP 19 saw NDF presenting some of the lessons learnt from support to adaptation in the transport sector

Transport Day took place on 17 November 2013, in Warsaw, Poland, alongside the nineteenth Conference of the Parties (COP 19) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

14.11.2013

Together with the Finnish Water Forum and NEFCO, NDF hosted a mini-seminar

Nordic Development Fund, the Finnish Water Forum and the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO) hosted a mini-seminar on experiences and lessons learnt from projects originating from the first three calls for proposals of the NCF between

5.11.2013

At the seminar on Innovative Climate Financing Mechanisms organized by NDF and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group in Helsinki from 4 to 5 November discussed a variety of concrete climate financing models of which several are already

31.10.2013

The Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT)  is a multi-stakeholder partnership of over 80 organizations (representing UN organizations, Multilateral and Bilateral development organizations, NGOs and Foundations, Academe and

30.10.2013

The Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) is expected to launch its fourth call for proposals in December 2013

The theme of the call will be “Inclusive green growth projects contributing to private sector development”. Preference will be given to projects in Sub-Saharan Africa.

25.10.2013

NDF is together with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) improving the climate resilience of the farming systems in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region (GMS)

Together with ADB, NDF is financing the “Improving Nitrogen-use Efficiency for Climate Change Mitigation in the GMS”. The project aims to reduce the use of synthetic nitrogen fertilizers in the agricultural sector.

25.10.2013

Together with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), NDF will host a seminar on Innovative Climate Financing Mechanisms in Helsinki, on 4-5 November 2013.

The Seminar will be a platform to share experiences and lessons learned from initiatives undertaken by the NDF in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDB).

22.10.2013

NDF participated in the high-level Global Green Growth Forum 2013 to share experiences and discuss pathways for inclusive green growth.

Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) 2013 took place Monday and Tuesday 21-22 October in Copenhagen.

15.10.2013

NDF and the Government of Finland signed a renewed Host Country Agreement on 15 October 2013

NDF and the Government of Finland signed a renewed Host Country Agreement on 15 October 2013.  As international organizations do not fall under any national legislation, a number of matters of both principal and practical nature are settled

14.10.2013

The Call is open until 24 October 2013 and is seeking for proposals for a Pilot project in Myanmar

The Energy and Environment Partnership (EEP) in Mekong region is seeking proposals for a Pilot project in Myanmar. Myanmar has recently joined the EEP as a partner country.

4.10.2013

NDF signs an agreement with the Inter-American Development Bank for support to the 2013 IDEAS contest

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) will co-finance the 2013 IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest that seeks to improve energy efficiency and expand access to renewable energy in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Photo: Juhani Annanpalo
25.9.2013

NDF opens a dialog on green growth initiatives with the African Development Bank in Zambia

During a recent mission to Southern Africa, NDF’s country program manager Ms Johanna Palmberg visited the African Development Bank (AfDB) office in Lusaka, to discuss on-going green growth initiatives in Zambia and a potential for cooperati

20.9.2013

A number of new tender opportunities has recently been published under the renewed Opportunities -section

NDF is currently providing several business opportunities for professional positions.

The co-financing agreement was signed by (from left): Leena Klossner, Deputy Director of NDF, Pasi Hellman, Managing Director of NDF and Sujata Gupta, Officer-in-Charge of ADB
19.9.2013

The co-financing agreement for the Pilot Project to Test the Climate Change Benefits of Biochar was signed

Ms. Sujata Gupta, Officer-in-Charge at the Office of Cofinancing Operations of ADB, Mr.

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