The Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) is a challenge fund that finances innovative climate change projects. NCF financing is allocated on a competitive basis with calls for proposals arranged annually. Since 2009, six calls for proposals have been organised with over 70 projects implemented across three continents.

The Nordic Climate Facility’s 7th call for proposals will be open from 28 August to 29 September 2017. The theme for this year’s call is Climate as Business - Testing innovative green business concepts.

More information about NCF7 and how to apply (click)

The new call is presented through a road show in the Nordic countries in August/September. Find more information about the road show and the specific dates here.

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NCF aims to:
(i) increase low-income countries’ capacity to mitigate and adapt to climate change;
(ii) encourage and promote innovations in areas susceptible to climate change;
(iii) build partnerships between Nordic and partner country actors, both private and public organisations;
(iv) contribute to sustainable development and the reduction of poverty; and
(v) leverage additional financing for climate action.

NCF provides grants for facilitating the testing of innovative climate change concepts and thereby reducing financial barriers and risks for their implementation. NCF can provide financing between EUR 250,000 and 500,000. NCF is financed and administered by the Nordic Development Fund. Calls 1–4 have been administered by the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO).

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Past calls for proposals

Since its inception in 2009, NCF has launched six calls under the themes of:

NCF 1: Water resources and energy efficiency
NCF 2: Renewable energy and urban adaptation
NCF 3: Innovative low-cost climate solutions with a focus on local business development
NCF 4: Inclusive green growth projects contributing to private sector development
NCF 5: Climate resilience in urban and private sector contexts
NCF 6: Green growth for sustainable livelihoods

Reviews and reports
NCF Annual Review 2016 (call 1–4)
NCF Annual Report 2016 (call 5–9)
NCF Annual Review 2015
NCF Annual Review 2014
NCF Annual Review 2013
NCF Annual Review 2012

More information
Read about earlier NCF activities in our section with publications
Read about the individual NCF projects
See brochure for NCF’s 7th call for proposals


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