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  • Natural Capital Financing Facility

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  • The Natural Capital Financing Facility (NCFF) is a financial instrument that combines EIB financing and European Commission funding under the LIFE Programme, the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action.

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  • Halting the loss of biodiversity and adapting to climate change requires increasing investment in natural capital. To do so, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Commission have partnered to create the Natural Capital Financing Facility (NCFF), a financial instrument that supports projects delivering on biodiversity and climate adaptation through tailored loans and investments, backed by an EU guarantee.

    At the same time projects financed through the NCFF need to generate revenues or demonstrate cost savings.

    Call for projects: The NCFF has been extended and we now accept project proposals until the end of 2021!

    Do you have a project that contributes to promoting the EU’s biodiversity or uses a nature-based solution to adapt to climate change? Are you looking for financing? If so, we would like to hear from you! Please send us the contact form with your project details at NCF_Instrument@eib.org.


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  • Investing in nature: financing conservation and nature-based solutions
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  • This guide provides developers of conservation and nature-based adaptation projects with an overview of the financing basics, potential financial models as well as practical examples of conservation/adaptation projects and their financial models and legal structures.

    Read the guide

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    European Commission

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  • Last modified-on: 10-09-2019