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Promoting innovative and
high impact green
programmes and projects.

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Facilitating Green Initiative
Investment Through
Catalytic Finance.

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

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

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Reinforcing climate
policy objectives
through green
interventions.

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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.

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News & Events

THE GREEN FUND HAS TO DATE FULLY COMMITTED ITS FUNDING ALLOCATION AND WOULD THEREFORE ONLY CONSIDER NEW APPLICATIONS THROUGH A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS ONCE THE REPLENISHMENT OF THE NEW FUNDING ALLOCATION HAS BEEN CONFIRMED.  NEW FUNDING ALLOCATIONS TO BE ADVISED WHEN AVAILABLE.

THE NEDBANK SUSTAINABLE AFFORDABLE HOUSING FINANCE FACILITY, THAT IS PARTLY FUNDED BY THE GREEN FUND, HAS RECENTLY MADE ITS FIRST DISBURSEMENT.  TO ACCESS THE LINKS TO THE VARIOUS ARTICLES (MARKED WITH AN *) PLEASE CLICK       (HERE)

Featured Project

Landmark Foundation Trust:  
Shepherding Back our Biodiversity

Project Description

Shepherding has been on a declining trend in all commercial livestock farming regions in South Africa, resulting in the loss of local employment opportunities in the agricultural sector, and degradation of farming land. The Shepherding Back Biodiversity (SBB) project attempts to reverse this trend as a tool to support conservation friendly land use and to redevelop skills that are being lost. The focus is on removing capacity barriers to facilitate the uptake of more wildlife-friendly livestock farming practices, by using herders as the enablers. The project also seeks to use the ethical brand called Fair Game (FG) in order implement an innovative mechanism to finance the long term sustainability of the project through payment for ecosystem services. The above approach aligns with the Green Fund’s Environmental and Natural Resources Management funding window.

The project involves an area covering 22 000 hectares in the Karoo encompassing three farms (now collectively now as Kromelboog).

For a link to the Landmark Foundation Project website please click on the following link  (  HERE  )

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