Netherlands government commits development funding to establish Climate-Smart Lending Platform

The Climate-Smart Lending Platform will assist local lenders, including banks, microfinance institutions and cooperatives, adopt climate-smart lending practices and manage climate risk in their agricultural loan portfolios, while incentivizing the adoption of climate-smart farming methods by smallholders. The approach was developed by F3 Life, in partnership with the Lab.

The Netherlands Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation has been a supporter of the Lab since its inception and has supported several Lab instruments to get off the ground.

The Netherlands funding for the Platform development will significantly assist to scale climate-smart lending, enabling the Climate-Smart Lending Platform team, currently led by F3 Life and Climate Policy Initiative, to develop a strong project pipeline and partnerships in several emerging market countries, and define its legal and governance structure.

Parties interested in partnering with the Climate-Smart Lending Platform team should contact angela.falconer@cpiclimatefinance.org and mark.ellis-jones@f3-life.com.