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31.10.2011

The Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) has launched the third call for proposals on Innovative low-cost climate solutions with a focus on local business development in eligible developing countries. The third call is open until 16 January 2012.

The Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) promotes the transfer of technology, know-how and innovative ideas between the Nordic countries and low-income countries facing climate change.

21.10.2011

The Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) has signed five agreements for climate change mitigation and adaptation projects under the Second Call for Proposals, which was initiated in late 2010. The Facility, which is funded by the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) an

The five agreements comprise the first group of 12 proposals that have been selected for funding under the NCF Second Call for Proposals.

19.10.2011

Nordic Development Fund (NDF) and the Nordic Environment Financing Corporation (NEFCO) will soon launch the Third Call for Proposals under the Nordic Climate Facility (NCF). The specific theme for the third call is: Innovative low-cost climate solutions

NCF provides partial grants to development projects that have the potential to combat climate change and reduce poverty in low-income countries.

18.10.2011

The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) is partnering with the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) to launch an innovative program to pilot green microfinance products for both mitigation of and adaptation to climate change

Despite demonstrated need many micro, small and medium-sized companies (MSMEs) and low-income households are not able to access clean energy, energy efficiency technologies or adaptation products in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).

10.10.2011

Call for expressions of interest issued for consulting services in the establishment of a methane gas powered generator at the wastewater treatment plant in Cambérène.

The Government of Senegal has received a grant from the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) to finance two components under the World Bank funded Water and Sanitation Millennium Project (PEPAM).

7.10.2011

EUR 1.5 million to be provided for companies in the next two years to finance feasibility studies and small scale investments in clean technologies

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is partnering with the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) to launch an EUR 1.5 million investment program to support companies in Central America to adopt clean technologies and improve their energy efficiency

(From left) Helge Semb, Managing Director of NDF, Johnny Åkerholm, President of NIB, and Jacques Rogozinski, General Manager of IIC
28.9.2011

The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB), the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) and the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC), signed a memorandum of understanding in Washington on 23 September.

12.9.2011

Independent evaluation of NDF’s progress under the climate mandate

At its September 2011 meeting the NDF’s Board of Directors discussed the Terms of Reference for the evaluation of progress under NDF’s climate mandate, planned to be carried out by March 2012.

12.9.2011

The third call for proposals under the Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) will be launched in late October 2011.

The NCF provides grants to development projects that have the potential to combat climate change and reduce poverty in low-income countries.

5.9.2011

The NDF Board has approved EUR 4.0 Million for two climate relevant components to be implemented under the Electricity Expansion project coordinated by World Bank and financed by several financing institutions.

Due to unstable electricity generation of hydropower plants Kenya is experiencing frequent power shortages and has to rely on expensive emergency generation using fossil fuels.

5.7.2011

Invitation for Expressions of Interest for Consulting Services for Development of Beekeeping and Cashew Nut Plantations

The Government of the Republic of Benin recently received a Nordic Development Fund grant to help fund the Project for the Development of Access to Modern Energy.

30.6.2011

Two Invitations for Expressions of Interest for Consulting Services for Two Components under the Water and Sanitation Millennium Project (PEPAM) in Senegal.

The Government of Senegal has received a grant from the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) to finance two components under the World Bank funded Water and Sanitation Millennium Project (PEPAM).

23.6.2011

NDF has approved support for a study to develop climate insurance instruments for specific types of climate risks in Africa.

Climate risks are a significant concern for Africa’s development. Floods, droughts, and storms exact a significant toll on lives and livelihoods and undermine economic progress.

22.6.2011

Invitation for Expressions of Interest for Consulting Services for Climate Change Component of the Rural Roads Improvement Project (RRIP) in Cambodia

The Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia has recently received a grant from the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) towards the cost of the Rural Roads Improvement Project (RRIP).

Photo: Olga Saxén
15.6.2011

A summary of NDF’s Progress Report for NDF’s Climate Change Mandate May 2009 - April 2011 is now available.

NDF mandate was revised in 2009 to provide grant financing for climate change interventions in low-income countries.

9.6.2011

NDF provides a grant to integrate gender considerations into policy dialogue and climate change projects in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.

The NDF Board has approved a EUR 2.0 million grant to support, in co-operation with Asian Development Bank (ADB), a project that will support strengthen gender-conscious work on climate change policies and projects through capacity building, pilo

8.6.2011

NDF provides a grant that will improve both sanitary and environmental conditions in addition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in the capital of Ghana

The NDF Board has approved a EUR 2.5 million grant to a project that will support environmental improvements in Greater Accra area through appropriate treatment of septage and faecal sludge.

8.6.2011

NDF provides a grant to integrate climate change concerns into a transport program in Northern Vietnam

The NDF Board has approved a EUR 2.0 million grant to support improved road connectivity adaptive to climate change impacts in the northern mountainous provinces of Vietnam.

Woman washing clothes, Lago Atitlan, Guatemala
6.6.2011

NDF supports a project to study climate change impacts and adaptation in the water sector

The NDF Board has approved a EUR 0.5 million grant to support a project that will document case studies on sea-level rise in Honduras, and increased hydrologic extremes in Nicaragua.

6.6.2011

NDF provides a grant to study the impacts of climate change on coasts and identify priority adaptation investments

The NDF Board has approved a EUR 0.8 million grant to support a study on the impacts of climate change on the coasts of mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar.

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