DIF Capital Partners and NN Group have launched the Dutch Climate Action FundDe Brauw Blackstone Westbroek advised DIF Capital Partners on the set-up and closing of the Dutch Climate Action Fund. NN Group is a cornerstone investor with an initial commitment of EUR 125 million, and DIF will manage the fund. The Dutch Climate Action Fund will invest in projects and companies active in climate change solutions that envisage to support the Dutch energy transition. The fund is rising to this challenge by targeting investments that aim to support the reduction of carbon emissions in the Netherlands. These investments are targeted to be pioneers in their markets as well as investment in more traditional clean energy sections. The fund may invest in energy efficiency, e-mobility, energy storage and hydrogen, as well as in renewable energy generation such as onshore wind and solar farms. Renewable energy generation is expected to be a catalyst for electrification of industries, buildings and transportation, driving a significant part of emission reduction and therefore investment needs. The Dutch Climate Action Fund focuses on equity investments of up to EUR 25 million per investment. Specifically, the fund's investments target to support and promote the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals number 7 (affordable and clean energy), number 11 (sustainable cities and communities) as well as number 13 (climate action). Actual contribution to these SDGs, as well as reporting against the progress of achieving selected KPIs in relation to these SDGs, are targeted to be assessed for each investment opportunity. DIF Capital Partners is leading global independent infrastructure fund manager with ca. EUR 11 billion in assets under management across ten closed-end infrastructure funds and several co-investment vehicles. DIF invests in infrastructure companies and assets located primarily in Europe, the Americas, and Australia.