NEFCO is an international financial institution established by the five Nordic countries. NEFCO finances investments and projects primarily in Russia, Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova and Belarus as well as climate projects across the world. NEFCO's main focus is to generate positive environmental effects of interest to the Nordic region.
Traffic is busy on the access road to Ekokem's facility in Riihimäki, Finland, with a steady stream of trucks passing through the gates. Aside from all the other hazardous waste processed by the company, Ekokem receives annually some 150 tonnes of pesticides that are taken to a special incineration plant where the hazardous substances are burnt at 1,100–1,200°C.
The Finnish financing company Finnvera is hosting a seminar on exports of Finnish innovations and goods 17 December in Helsinki. Investment Manager Maria Maliniemi from NEFCO will deliver a presentation at the event.
The Bank of Finland will host an event in Helsinki to present the EBRD Transition Report 18 December. NEFCO will attend the event.
The trilateral environmental project "The Gulf of Finland 2014" will be launched in Helsinki 21 January 2014.
The 45th meeting of the Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission's Heads of Delegation will convene in Helsinki, Finland 6-7 February.
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 deadline for submitting applications is 31 January 2014 via the on-line application platform here.
NEFCO and Belarusky Narodny Bank (BNB-Bank) have signed a loan agreement for setting up a programme which will provide financing for renewals of trucks for BNB’s current and potential clients in the transportation industry. NEFCO will provide EUR 1.5 million from its Investment Fund for the new facility.
Three environmental pollution sources were excluded from the Barents environmental “hot spots” list today at the Barents Euro-Arctic Council (BEAC) meeting of the ministers of the environment, held in Inari, Finland.