The NCF provides grants for climate projects in low income countries. Photo: Patrik Rastenberger

The Third Call for Proposals for the Nordic Climate Facility (NCF), which closed 16 January 2012, generated altogether some 130 applications.

The applications include proposals from Nordic companies, NGO’s and research institutions with experience of project financing and partnerships with local organizations in low income countries. The theme for the Third Call was innovative low-cost climate solutions with a focus on local business development.

The NCF team will evaluate, score and short-list the applications in the coming weeks and invite the short-listed applicants to submit their full proposals at the end of February.

The Nordic Climate Facility, which is funded by the Nordic Development Fund and jointly administered with NEFCO, provides grant financing for climate related projects in low-income countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Financing can be granted to Nordic institutions, organizations, companies, and authorities which have established cooperation with a partner in low-income countries. The first call focused on energy efficiency and water resources while the second call supported renewable energy and urban adaptation to climate change.

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