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Providing catalytic finance to facilitate
South Africa's transition to a green economy.


Facilitating green initiative investment
through catalytic finance.

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Promoting innovative and high impact
green programmes and projects.


Reinforcing climate policy objectives
through green interventions.

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Supporting South Africa's transition to
a low carbon, resource-efficient
and climate resilient development path.

Wastepreneurs Project

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About the Green Fund

The Green Fund is a unique, newly established national fund that seeks to support green initiatives to assist South Africa’s transition to a low carbon, resource efficient and climate resilient development path delivering high impact economic, environmental and social benefits. The Fund is managed by the Development of Bank of South Africa (DBSA) on behalf of Department of Environmental Affairs.

The Fund will respond to market weaknesses currently hampering South Africa’s transition to a green economy by:

  1. Promoting innovative and high impact green programmes and projects
  2. Reinforcing climate policy objectives through green interventions
  3. Building an evidence base for the expansion of the green economy, and
  4. Attracting additional resources to support South Africa’s green economy development.

News & Events

Latest policy briefs of the Green Fund, sharing experiences of the research funding programme and a green economy mapping study, now available.

The Green Fund, in partnership with the International Training Centre of the ILO requests applications for the training course, Green Jobs for Sustainable Development, 9-13 March 2015, Vulindlela Academy, DBSA aimed at representatives of provincial government and institutions working at the provincial level. Please submit application forms by 6 February 2015.

The third Request for Proposals of the Green Fund closed on 30 October 2014. To view the status of your application, please click here.

Green Jobs for South Africa training programme successfully launched in November 2014. Please keep checking the Green Fund website for the announcements of future training programmes which will be rolled out in 2015.

Featured Project

Wildlands Conservation Trust
Green Fund Window:Green Cities & Towns
Economic Sector:Sustainable waste management and recycling
Current Stage:Implementation
Total Green Funding:R 62,547,930
Total Cost of Project:R 82,697,929
Estimated Employment:104 permanent, 5 075 indirect jobs
Location:KZN, South Gauteng & Mpumalanga


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