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Together with the Icelandic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NDF organised the "Nordic expertise to boost geothermal development in East Africa "side event last week.


UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Photo: NDF
Showcase Event Demonstrates Real Solutions. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivers Keynote Address. NDF backs four of sixteen winners.

(Paris, France, 10 December 2015) - Sixteen game-changing initiatives from around the world were honoured as winners of a prestigious United Nations climate change award at a special ceremony at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Par

The Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) has launched a new call for project proposals, which should be submitted by 29 January 2016.

The Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) provides grant support of up to EUR 500,000 for innovative development projects that help low-income countries to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

The role of public and private climate financing highlighted in Nordic side event

The Nordic Council and Nordic Development Fund (NDF) held a joint side event yesterday on climate change adaptation and mitigation in developing countries to highlight actions that drive transformative innovation.

Photo: Leena Klossner
Nordic countries launch joint statement on innovative climate finance at COP21

Nordic government representatives, export credit agencies, development finance institutions and institutional investors commit, through the joint statement, to collaborate on a wide spect

Zambian Minister of Finance, Alexander Chikwanda shakes hands with NDF Zambia Country Program Manager, Charles Wetherill, after the signing.
NDF signed a new grant agreement with the Government of Zambia to strengthen climate resilience in the rural water sector.

Under the agreement, NDF committed  EUR 2.25 million over the next three years to support the development, field testing and integration of climate resilient planning and tools in rural water supply and sanitation in Zambia’s Western Province.

NDF joins initiative on Principles to Mainstream Climate Action

8 December 2015. The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) joined a coalition of the world’s leading financial institutions yesterday in signing on to the voluntary Principles to Mainstream Climate Action agreement.

NDF behind key session on transport and climate change adaptation at Transport Day 2015 yesterday in Paris

Transport Day 2015 which took place yesterday and attracted more than 400 participants from the sustainable transport community representing the different modes of transport (passenger and freight transport; road, rail, water and air) as well as

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.

Come and meet us!

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.