The Dutch Fund for Climate and Development
The Dutch Fund for Climate and Development enables private sector to invests in projects aimed at climate adaptation and mitigation in developing countries.
The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has made available € 160 million to increase the resilience of communities and ecosystems most vulnerable to climate change. The DFCD is managed by a pioneering consortium of Climate Fund Managers (CFM), Worldwide Fund for Nature Netherlands (WWF-NL) and SNV, led by the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank, FMO.
Investments made by the consortium parties 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. The consortium’s activities will also help protect communities and cities from the increasing frequency of extreme weather events and benefit depleting biodiversity in areas that provide people with water, food, medicine and economic opportunity.
Inspiring stories & results
Improving WASH systems across East Africa with innovative waste-to-energy management plants
Making Bamboo Bankable: DFCD-funded PT Indobamboo on track to scale up
Developing pulp mill to recycle biomass waste into degradable tableware in Pakistan
“Businesses in emerging markets are key in moving the needle to improve climate resilience”
The DFCD helps prepare Kenyan agribusiness to scale-up
DFCD supports producer of natural colourants in saving the forest in Colombia
DFCD grants support for ginseng grower that helps Vietnamese communities out of poverty
Developing a solar-powered desalination facility in Cambodia
Transforming the local forest industry in Central Vietnam
DFCD supports Brazil nut production in Amazon region
DFCD partners with local financier of small-scale climate-smart investments in Ecuador
The DFCD supports freshwater fish hatchery in Pakistan
The DFCD takes new step by investing in South African agricultural fund
The DFCD supports sustainable animal feed production from food waste in Africa
First WWF DFCD team meeting in person!
Indian NaturaYuva is on a mission to grow commercially medicinal and aromatic plants
Arko Chatterjee saw a great market opportunity while working as a senior commercial executive of one of the world’s largest agronomic companies. He shares with us his many reasons for founding NaturaYuva.