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Senegal’s Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development, H.E. Mr Abdoulaye Bibi BALDE
NDF hosted a side event on Sustainable Forestry: Providing Clean Energy and Gender-Sensitive Development. The event shared experiences of the Sustainable and Participatory Energy Management Program (PROGEDE II) in Senegal co-funded by the Nordic Development Fund and the World Bank.

Senegal’s Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development, H.E. Mr Abdoulaye Bibi BALDE highlighted in his speech the importance of the topic.

Photo: Martina Jägerhorn, NDF
Climate Finance in Practice - concrete results from over 50 projects

A project financed by the Nordic Climate Facility has resulted in nine investments in renewable energy in Uganda. The projects have been rolled out by the Renewable Energy business Incubator (REBi) in Uganda.

Photo: Lima Paris Action Agenda
NDF asked to share its views on adaptation in the transport sector

Paris 3 December 2015.

Panel (L-R): Luu Linh Huong, Ministry of Construction, Viet Nam; Peer Stiansen, Chair of the Nordic Working Group for global climate negotiations (NOAK); Ash Sharma, NEFCO; Sudhir Sharma, UNEP DTU Partnership; Alberto Galante, Director at Perspectives Climate Change; and Martina Jägerhorn, NDF. Photo by IISD/ENB
NDF presents latest results on NAMA development in climate conference in Paris

Climate change is discussed in the United Nations Framework for Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties during the first two weeks of December 2015 in Paris, France (COP21).

Picture: Rebekka Gröhn
The Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) is expected to launch its sixth call for proposals in December 2015

The theme for the call will be “Green growth for sustainable livelihoods”. Preference will be given to projects in Sub-Saharan Africa.

NDF highlights climate change and transport at Africa Transport Forum 2015

The first African Development Bank Transport Forum takes place on November 26-27, 2015 at the headquarters of the African Development Bank, in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, under the theme “Sustainable Transport for an Integrated Africa.”

Coffee pickers in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. Photo: IDB
NDF Board approved EUR 5 million grant to support the Climate-smart Agriculture Fund for Latin America and the Caribbean (CSAF or Fund).

CSAF is an innovative concessional finance facility focused on promoting climate resilience and sustainable agriculture, forestry and rangeland development across the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region.

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The climate negotiations in Paris are approaching and NDF is looking forward to hosting several side events at COP21. We will also join our co-financing partners and other stakeholders in a number of other events.

Photo: Jørgen Schytte/Danida
Presentation of new World Bank report on enhancing resilience at Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

Drylands are at the core of Africa’s development challenge. Vulnerability to climate change and other risks is growing and affecting the livelihoods and well-being of hundreds of millions of people.

Nordic Council Session 2015. Photo: Johannes Jansson
NDF was featured in various discussions at the Nordic Council´s (NC) 67th session, held in Reykjavik from 27 to 29 October 2015.

The Council’s committee on environment and natural resources had invited NDF to give a presentation and update on NDF activities in its meeting during the Council general session.

Different varieties of cocoa at INGEMANN
The PROADAPT facility supports Danish-Nicaraguan company INGEMANN building climate resilience in cocoa and honey production in Nicaragua

Central America experiences weather changes that affect major agricultural crops. In addition, the Coffee rust, or roya as it is known in Spanish, has been devastating coffee farmers throughout Central America for the past few years.

Water evacuation and retention pond excavations. Kampong Thom, Cambodia. Photo: NDF
Rural Roads Improvement Project (RRIP) in Cambodia is nearing completion

The Rural Roads Improvement Project (RRIP) in Cambodia, financed by the Asian Development Bank, the Nordic Development Fund (NDF), the Korean Export-Import Bank and the Government of Cambodia, is nearing completion.

Ms. Isabella Lövin surrounded by the group from "Women Leaders facing Climate Change" project. Photo: Jorge Velazquez
The Minister met with community leaders to hear about adaptation strategies

On 12 October, the Swedish Minister for Cooperation and International Development Isabella Lövin visited Cebollullo town outside of La Paz in Bolivia. The town depends on water from the rapidly melting glacier on the nearby Illimani mountain.

MIF and NDF co-hosted a seminar on green business opportunities for the microfinance sector at FOROMIC

FOROMIC, the annual microfinance conference arranged by the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), gathered more than 1200 participants last week in Santiago de Chile.

Tegucigalapa.  Photo:IDB
Of 16 Game-Changing Climate Action Initiatives, four go to NDF-backed activities

On 27 October, UNFCCC announced the winners of this year Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activity 2015.

"Development of Renewable Energy in Bay Islands (ERIBA)" launched at official event on the main island of Roatán

Roatán, Honduras 21 October 2015. Today marks the launch of the "Development of Renewable Energy in Bay Islands (ERIBA)" project at an official event on the main island of Roatán. The event is led by Mr.

Photo: Jürgen Wiesmann, Greenstream
The key findings and recommendations were reviewed during the Nordic mission to Vietnam in October 2015.

The key findings and recommendations from the Design Stage of the Nordic Partnership Initiative Pilot Programme for Supporting Up-Scaled Climate Change Mitigation Action in Vietnam’s Cement Sector, also called the Cement NAMA (Natio

Participant in the EcoMicro Program. Photo: Integral Sociedad de Ahorro y Crédito, El Salvador
NDF approved a EUR 4.1 million grant for the project EcoMicro 2.0

Since 2012, NDF and the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) have co-financed the EcoMicro technical cooperation program which trains microfinance institutions (MFIs) to provide new green finance instruments in order to capitalise on new opportunit

Rooftop solar system. Photo: IDB
Recycling company in Honduras secures credit for investments in renewable energy through IDB and NDF Climate and Clean Energy Facility

NDF’s co-finance partner, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a credit of USD 5.5 million to support the largest scrap materials recycling company, Inversiones Materiales, S.R.L. (Invema), in Honduras.

Nordic mayors present city solutions in dialogue with Latin American mayors

Nordic mayors present Nordic experiences with climate change adaptation and mitigation in their cities at the Latin America and Caribbean Mayors Forum 2015 taking place in Washington DC at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).