Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of today. Its impacts are already 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.

Rik and Aart will share their experience investing in climate solutions and adaptation projects in some of the OECD’s least developed nations. The DFCD is managed by a pioneering consortium of Climate Fund Managers, WWF and SNV Netherlands, led by FMO. The fund forms an important instrument for the Dutch government’s efforts in contributing to the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This session will discuss:

  • The DFCD mission and how it works in practice
  • How the DFCD assesses the impact of prospective investments
  • Why and how blended finance structures can help to catalyze and scale climate adaptation projects

This session is kindly hosted by Marieke Boudeling of MJ Hudson Spring.