Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of today. Already its impacts are being felt by people and nature across the globe, with developing countries being most affected.
The Dutch Fund for Climate and Development (DFCD) enables private sector investment in projects aimed at climate adaptation and mitigation in developing countries.
The DFCD is managed by a pioneering consortium of Climate Fund Managers (CFM), World Wide Fund for Nature Netherlands (WWF-NL) and SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, led by the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank, FMO.The DFCD forms an important additional instrument for the Dutch government’s efforts in contributing to the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has made €160 million available to in crease the resilience of communities and ecosystems most vulnerable to climate change.
🌱 Inviting fellow impact makers seeking finance for bankable nature solutions🌱
In November, we held the official launch event. Due to the widespread global interest, we've held an additional event. This time a bit more focused on Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), but of course everyone is welcome to get more familiar with the Dutch Fund for Climate and Development (DFCD) call. We’ll discuss more information about the fund, criteria and impact envisioned while also interacting with some model projects. In our online panel discussion, we’ll give the floor to WWF and an entrepreneur presenting a project that we believe should be the ideal approach for development and climate resilience in LAC region.
• Aaron Vermeulen, Director Green Finance Unit, WWF Netherlands
• Fabricio de Campos, DFCD LAC Lead, WWF
• Etienne Desmarais, CEO & Co-Founder Ecotierra
• Aditya Putta, Moderator, Investment Associate, WorldStartup
Through the Dutch Fund for Climate and Development (DFCD), the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has made €160 million available to increase the resilience of communities and ecosystems most vulnerable to climate change.
WorldStartup Collective has been chosen by WWF to help source impactful bankable nature solutions for the €160M Dutch Fund for Climate Development (DFCD). We teamed up for this with VentureIQ and our community of global partners.
Together with WWF, we’re looking for bankable nature solutions that focus on a set of high impact investment themes, all of which are critical to tackling climate change and achieving the SDGs.
The Dutch Fund for Climate and Development (DFCD) will focus on a set of high impact investment themes.
We welcome projects that seek to improve the wellbeing, economic prospects and livelihoods of vulnerable groups – particularly women and children – and, enhance the health of critical ecosystems – from water basins to rivers, tropical rainforests, marshland and mangroves etc,..
If you have a project that you think would be interesting to DFCD and benefit from the grants and technical assistance offered by WWF’s Origination Facility, then we encourage you to apply.
Below a first set of criteria to consider before applying:
□ Impact in a relevant Country
□ Clear link to the DFCD investment themes
□ Rio Marker 2: Projects should meet the Rio Marker System on Climate Change (Mitigation or Adaptation)
□ Focus development impacts on vulnerable groups (employment or benefit for people below poverty line, women and/or children)
□ National ownership
□ The Grantee needs to be a private-sector entity: a privately-owned corporates (limited liability company), co-operatives or a non-profit organisation/social enterprise
□ Potential as bankable project (commercial viability)
□ Priority for projects that are hard to fund in the regular market
□ Projects focusing on training, skill building or policy only, will not qualify
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