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North Dimension Environmental Partnership Fund (NDEP)

The Northern Dimension Environmental Partnership Fund (NDEP) combines financial contributions from various donors to leverage urgent environmental investments in the Northern Dimension Area. Operations are split into two windows of activities: nuclear safety and environmental investments. Nuclear safety projects are fully grant funded, focusing on spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste deposited in the north-west of Russia. Environmental investments combine NDEP grants and international financial institution (IFI) loans to improve the ecological status of the Baltic and Barents Seas.

Support provider 
European Union, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom
Purpose of support 
Scoping and project preparation
Project and program implementation
Steps to access  

Project application first goes for approval by the Steering Group, and final approval by the Assembly of Contributors.

Climate objective 
Mitigation
Sectors and themes 
Ecosystem adaptation, Energy efficiency, Waste management, Oceans and Coastal Resources
Type of support provider 
Multilateral
Type of recipient 
Public entity at the sub-national level
Fund size 

EUR 40 million

Co-financing required 
Yes
Application timeframe 

The Steering Group addresses the preparation of projects as many times as
necessary, once or twice a year, in preparation of the Assembly of
Contributors.

Trustee or administrator 
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Contact information 
https://ndep.org/