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 aim of NCF is to promote and facilitate the transfer of technology, expertise and innovative ideas between the Nordic countries and low-income countries facing challenges related to climate change. The main goal is to bolster the capabilities of low-income countries to mitigate and adapt to climate change challenges and implement sustainable development measures that will reduce poverty. NCF is financed by the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) and administered by the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO). The total budget for the Fourth Call is EUR 4 million.
NCF is based on calls for innovative proposals comprising specific themes related to climate change. The best proposals may receive grant co-financing amounting to between EUR 250,000 and 500,000. In its previous calls, NCF has received 442 applications, and 40 climate projects have been financed by the facility. The projects relate to mitigation of climate gases as well as to adaptation to the impacts of climate change. Since the inception of the facility in 2009, 11 projects have been completed.
The deadline for submitting applications to this call is 31 January 2014 via the on-line application platform. Questions relating to the NCF pre-qualification phase can be submitted until 10 January 2014.
To submit pre-qualification applications online, please visit: www.ncfapplication.org
Read more about the Nordic Development Fund and previously funded NCF projects at: http://www.ndf.fi/project/awarded-ncf-projects