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DFC announces Call for Applications for Climate-Focused Investment Funds

Africa Global Funds
April 21, 2021, 10:05 p.m.
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DFC has announced a rolling Call for Applications from private equity, growth capital, infrastructure, and venture capital fund managers seeking DFC investment for funds targeting climate mitigation, adaptation, and solutions.

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DFC has announced a rolling Call for Applications from private equity, growth capital, infrastructure, and venture capital fund managers seeking DFC investment for funds targeting climate mitigation, adaptation, and solutions.

"Climate change is negatively impacting health and productivity, food production, and critical infrastructure around the world, but people in developing countries are particularly vulnerable to the impacts from climate change,” said DFC COO David Marchick.

“This Call for Applications will help DFC identify opportunities to mobilize private sector investment in innovative and impactful solutions to climate change, bolstering climate resilience across developing countries.” 

The impacts from climate change, along with the health and economic impacts from COVID-19, have the potential to reverse significant economic gains made in developing countries over the past several decades.

DFC is utilizing its financing tools to facilitate increased private sector investment that addresses climate change and drives climate-focused investment in developing countries.

The Call for Applications is one action DFC is taking to leverage its toolkit to support climate action in emerging markets. 

DFC is committed to helping developing countries mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change while promoting sustainable economic growth. 

Eligible funds should advance strategies targeting climate mitigation, adaptation, and resiliency, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable forestry, climate-resilient infrastructure, e-mobility, technology to reduce carbon, battery storage, smart infrastructure, agriculture diversification, and technology-enabled climate mitigation and adaptation solutions in DFC-eligible countries

DFC is targeting funds with a total capitalization of $100m or more, including the DFC commitment.

The investment amount may range from $10m to $400m in equity or debt financing, but will be limited to no more than 20% of a fund’s total capitalization, as determined by DFC. 

Interested fund managers can apply for an investment on the DFC’s website using the direction for submission.

DFC will review proposals on a rolling-basis and will continue to collect submissions indefinitely.

Opportunities will be evaluated as part of a rigorous evaluation process upon the discretion of the DFC.

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