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11.10.2018

The project will showcase best-practice climate-resilient road infrastructure for the most heavily trafficked road section in Lao PDR.

NDF has approved EUR 8.0 million in concessional credit to join the World Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank in financing the Lao PDR - National Road 13 North - Climate Resilient Upgrade and Maintenance project.

5.10.2018

The main responsibility of the Managing Director is to provide strategic and operational leadership in shaping NDF’s future strategic role, value proposition and orientation within the Nordic and wider international development and climate finance architecture.

4.10.2018

The Proadapt project "Proadapta Sertão" was one of 15 ground-breaking projects announced as winners of the prestigious award

Also known as the MAIS Program (Modulo Agroclimático Inteligente e Sustentável), Proadapta Sertão is helping farmers to adapt to climate change and ensure food security in the Jacuípe Basin, Brazil’s semi-arid region.

1.10.2018

With the potential to sequester 11.4 million tons of CO2 by restoring degraded cloud forests, the model is the first of its kind to target developing countries

NDF has approved support to the Cloud Forest Blue Energy Mechanism (CFBEM), a first of its kind impact investment instrument developed by Conservation International and The Nature Conservancy (TNC).  The project consists of the development o

21.9.2018
The NDF, together with IDB, has financed the third phase of a long-term initiative, just completed, on the economics of climate change. The project (ECCCARD) was coordinated by the Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC) in close collaboration with regional organisations and Governments of countries in the Central American Integration System (SICA), which includes Guatemala, El Salvador, Belize, Panama, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and, in this phase, the Dominican Republic.

Julie Lennox, Climate Change Focal Point at ECLAC and Technical Coordinator, worked at the front lines from the outset of this initiative, which culminated in an unprecedented shift by Central American Finance Ministries to push

17.9.2018
We offer challenging and varying tasks in a dynamic working environment in NDF's office in central Helsinki. The position is for two years with a possibility for extension.

More information about the position can be found in the job announcement.

14.9.2018
The call attracted a total of 121 applications.

The Nordic Climate Facility's eight call for proposals (NCF 8) was opened for applications between 1 and 31 August 2018. The call attracted a total of 121 applications.

13.9.2018
A new EEP Africa study of dozens of projects says renewable energy mini-grids in Sub-Saharan Africa are generating high-quality grid power, providing 24/7 electricity services, creating jobs and boosting local economies

NAIROBI, September 12, 2018 -- Today, the Energy and Environment Partnership Trust Fund (EEP Africa), in close collaboration with Power for All, released a new report, “Opportunities and Challenges in the Mini-Grid Sector in Africa.&rd

Photo: Wildlife Conservation Nepal and Danish Forestry Extension
3.9.2018
Large-scale deforestation in Nepal has long contributed to greenhouse gas emissions and land degradation, aggravating the negative impacts of a changing climate. In 2017, women of seven forest communities in the Nawalparasi district joined a programme to develop non-timber products in the form of forest gardens, which don’t require the felling of trees to succeed. The results are raising the well being of both the forests and their families.
The project targets women, who are closest to the community forests and therefore natural stewards, and is designed to reduce their vulnerability to climate change by supporting local business development through information and practical inter
28.8.2018
NDF hosted a discussion on climate change and transport between representatives from the National Road Administration (ANE) in Mozambique and consultants from Finnish Overseas Consultants (FINNOC).

Photo: EEP
27.8.2018
The African Development Bank, the Nordic Development Fund and other partners have committed USD 58 million to support the Off-Grid Energy Access Fund (OGEF).

The Fund is part of the Bank’s sponsored Facility for Energy Inclusion (FEI), a USD 500 million debt platform to mobilise capital market funds for innovative energy access strategies.

9.8.2018
The latest issue of NDF's newsletter is now available online

NDF’s newsletter “Climate in Focus” 2/2018 highlights the growing role of non-grant instruments in the NDF mix.

Photo: Goal
26.7.2018
Launched in 2016, MiPesca is a five-year project, co-financed by NDF in partnership with IDB and implementing partner, GOAL, to create economic incentives for sustainable fishing in Honduras.

“Over the years, there’s been a huge amount of investment in the Honduran fisheries sector but a lot of it was hit and miss,” laments Bernard McCaul, Regional Director at GOAL for the Latin American, Caribbean r

12.7.2018
Access to water and sustainability of water supply are major issues, especially in remote off-grid areas. A project in Tanzania, co-funded by NDF and the World Bank, has now pioneered and tested a water management concept that successfully tackles these challenges with big wins for the communities and the environment.

The project Climate Smart Solutions for Small-scale Water and Energy Supply introduced a chain of intelligent ATMs at 26 water points in rural and urban areas where urban users purchased water via their cell phones.

4.7.2018
The Austrian Development Agency (ADA) joined NDF and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (MFA Finland) as a donor to the new Energy and Environment Partnership Trust Fund covering Southern and East Africa (EEP Africa) raising combined commitments to the Fund to EUR 28 million.

EEP Africa was first launched in 2010 under the leadership of MFA Finland with co-financing from Austria and the UK.

Photo: NDF
27.6.2018
Early summer 2018, NDF took a lead role in staging a Nordic Roadshow to promote climate financing opportunities for small and medium-sized companies, while driving new levels of cooperation among Nordic associations and public sector organisations.

The Roadshow, which spanned all the Nordic capitals, was conducted in cooperation with local partners on the ground, including The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth; Norwegian Energy Partners; the Confederation of Danish Industry; B

Photo: CIO
25.6.2018
Following NDF’s Board of Directors approval, NDF joins Climate Investor One (CIO) on the facility’s third close with a financing commitment of EUR 5 million.

CIO is a “whole-of-life” financing facility mandated with delivering renewable energy projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Photo: AGF
21.6.2018
NDF and AGF renew their joint commitment to SME-led green growth in Africa

Nairobi - 21 June 2018

11.6.2018
The Concept Note Application Guidelines of the Nordic Climate Facility’s 8th call for proposals (NCF 8) have now been published.

The Application Guidelines inform interested applicants about expected project results, eligibility and selection crite

Picture: Rebekka Gröhn
5.6.2018
The main responsibility is to help with the daily work in the office. The work is conducted on an hourly basis, approximately 2-3 days/week starting during the summer of 2018.

More information about the position can be found in the job announcement.

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