The Dutch Fund for Climate and Development (DFCD) focuses on several high impact investment themes, including climate-resilient water systems, water management and freshwater ecosystems, forestry, climate-smart agriculture, and restoration of ecosystems to protect the environment. The fund is structured with three separate but operationally linked facilities, each with a specific role across the project lifecycle.
Investments made by the consortium parties will 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. The DFCD will seek to cooperate with diverse stakeholders, including the private sector, to deliver resources and mobilize funding for climate resiliency. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has made available €160 million to increase the resilience of communities and ecosystems most vulnerable to climate change.
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The DFCD Consortium will measure and report on a set of impact for all activities financed with DFCD funding across the three Facilities. The indicators have been selected to reflect those identified in DGIS proposal documents, with additional definition stated where necessary to align with international best practice and strike an appropriate balance between relevance, robustness, and reproducibility.
The DFCD is managed by a pioneering consortium of Climate Fund Managers (CFM), World Wide Fund for Nature Netherlands (WWF-NL) and SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, led by the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank, FMO.
The DFCD will focus on a set of high impact investment themes within four key Rio Marker 2 sectors all of which are critical to tackling climate change and achieving the SDGs:
- Climate resilient water systems and freshwater ecosystems: drinking water & sanitation supplies, restoration & sustainable management of wetlands, headwaters & ﬂoodplains;
- Forestry for the future: promoting aﬀorestation and reforestation;
- Boost food security with climate smart agriculture: funding more sustainable, efficient and productive approaches from smallholder farmers to agri-business;
Protecting the environment, protecting people: restoration of ecosystems, such as wetlands and mangroves, which are nature’s best defenses against extreme ﬂoods, droughts and storm surges.
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