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

Eco-tourism

Facilitating green initiative investment
through catalytic finance.

Horticulture

Promoting innovative and high impact
green programmes and projects.

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Reinforcing climate policy objectives
through green interventions.

Field Ranger Inspection

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

Wastepreneurs Project

Copyright - Kevin Trautman

Wildlands

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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

R1.1billion Green Fund Jump-Starts Innovation, Jobs and Investment. Environment News, 8 April 2015

The Green Fund, in partnership with the National Research Foundation, has just launched the GREEN ECONOMY POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME. To apply, visit the NRF Online Submission System.

Provinces benefit from Green Jobs Training Programme, 9-13 March 2015, READ MORE.

Green Jobs in the Waste Sector, 29 June to 3 July 2015. Applications Opening Soon.

Featured Project

ISHACK, A SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SOLUTION FOR INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS
Green Fund Window:Green Cities & Towns
Economic Sector:Sustainable human settlements, the built environment and green buildings
Current Stage:Implementation
Total Green Funding:R 17,000,000
Total Cost of Project:R 19,000,000
Total No. of Households Benefiting From the Project714
Estimated Employment:13 Direct Jobs, 3 Indirect Jobs
Location:Western Cape