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AFD News

The Little Book of Investing in Nature

little book of investing in nature
It’s a small book aiming to address a big issue, with global repercussions. In partnership with AFD, the NGO Global Canopy has released a new edition of The Little Book of Investing in Nature. It highlights the lack of funds dedicated to biodiversity conservation and takes stock of the financial tools available to reverse the trend. Released this week, the guide urges greener investment, and is aimed at stakeholders who will be financing the future Global Biodiversity Framework.
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€1 Billion for Biodiversity

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In a bold move, AFD will double its financing for ecosystem protection. It was announced at the One Planet Summit in Paris on January 11: €1 billion a year will be mobilized to finance biodiversity. Gilles Kleitz, AFD's Director of the Ecological Transition and Natural Resources Department, explains.
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Protecting Forests in Turkey: Climate Change Adaptation and Biodiversity Protection

Forest Turkey Climate Biodiversity
Turkey and France have teamed up in a large-scale collaborative effort to address the issue of forest adaptation to climate change. The initiative was launched using a public policy loan and a grant from AFD, and is aimed at reversing the damage done to Turkey's forests, which cover nearly 30% of the country's land area and are home to a vast wealth of biodiversity.
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Shared Innovation

A Brazilian Hackathon for Smart Cities

Hackathon Brésil
AFD’s “Shared Innovation” series highlights innovative programs created or developed in our partner countries.

It was a hackathon with a purpose. Last month, Brazilian students and tech professionals got together to figure out how data can be deployed to build smart cities and help municipal officials deal more effectively with pressing public issues.
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AFD News

World in Common: A Soundtrack

At turns somber, moving and uplifting, Thomas Roussel’s composition for AFD has launched a new year whose spirit we hope will prove to be more “in common” than ever before, one in which we move towards our goals, which contribute to the collective good.
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