COP27: The AFD Group Program

This month, Egypt is hosting the 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, with participants from around the world gathering to build on the accomplishments of previous climate summits, while preparing for an uncertain road ahead.

The 10-day summit will see world leaders, environmentalists, public development banks and members of the business community discuss issues ranging from climate finance, decarbonization and adaptation, to agriculture and food systems, biodiversity and the world we are leaving for future generations.

COP27 seeks to accelerate global climate action through emissions reductions, scaled-up adaptation efforts and enhanced flows of finance for sustainable development. It’s also part of a collective mission to see through the 'just transition' in developed and developing countries alike.
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COP27: The AFD Group Program
when ? where ?
From Monday 07 November 2022 to Friday 18 November 2022
08:00–19:00
Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt and online
  • COP27
  • AFD GROUP AGENDA
  • HOW TO ATTEND
  • Further reading

At the 10-day summit, world leaders, environmentalists, public development banks and members of the business community will discuss issues ranging from climate finance, decarbonization and adaptation, to gender, agriculture and food systems, energy, biodiversity and the world we are leaving for future generations.

The COP 27 seeks to accelerate global climate action through emissions reductions, scaled-up adaptation efforts and enhanced flows of finance for sustainable development. It’s also part of a collective mission to see through the 'just transition' in developed and developing countries alike.

 

Present at COP27, AFD Group will emphasize the importance of green finance and the role of nature in forging fairer and more resilient modes of development. It will also highlight the threats posed to biodiversity and the climate, and indicate solutions that help build towards a green recovery.

AFD Group also chairs the International Development Finance Club (IDFC), the network of 27 leading national, regional and international development banks around the world. With their partners, they will all convene for COP27 at the IDFC Pavilion with a dedicated program for the duration of the event. 

All session are indicated in Egypt local time, CET+1.

MONDAY 07.11 : World Leaders Summit

  • 17:30-18:30 - Shifting towards low-emissions and resilient buildings in the Mediterranean region
    Speaker: Mathilde BORD-LAURANS, Head of Climate Change Department, AFD
    Location: Mediterranean Pavilion
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TUESDAY 08.11 : World Leaders Summit

  • 11:30 – 12:00 - Press conference: Mobilization of the region at COP27
    Speaker: Jérémie PELLET, CEO, Expertise France
    Location: West Africa Pavilion
  • 12:30-13:00 - Launch of the AFD-CEEW report on energy transition in the Indo-Pacific zone
    Speaker:  Rémy RIOUX, CEO, AFD Group
    Location: IDFC Pavilion
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  • 14:00-15:30 - Multistakeholders French support to climate action in the North Africa Region
    Speakers: Marine LAGARDE, Project manager, Financial Systems, AFD ; Rémy RIOUX, CEO, AFD Group ; Clémence VIDAL DE LA BLACHE, Country Director Egypt, AFD
    Location: France Pavilion
  • 15:00-16:00 - Finance in Common initiative: Public Development Banks gearing up for a green and just transition for a sustainable recovery
    Speaker:  Rémy RIOUX, CEO, AFD Group 
    Location: Joint MDB Pavilion
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  • 15:00-16:00 - Conserve, restore biodiversity and finance the adaptation of biodiversity to climate change
    Speakers: Nicolas CHENET, Director, Sustainable Development Department, Expertise France  ; Jérémie PELLET, CEO, Expertise France ; Michel SCHLAIFER, Euroclima+ Expert, Expertise France
    Location: Euroclima+ Pavilion
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  • 16:30-17:30 - Conserve, restore biodiversity and finance the adaptation of biodiversity to climate change
    Speaker:  Nicolas CHENET, Director, Sustainable Development Department, Expertise France 
    Location: Euroclima+ Pavilion
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  • 17:30-19:00 - Celebrating 30 years at the Sahara and Sahel Observatory
    Speaker:  Clémence VIDAL DE LA BLACHE, Country Director Egypt, AFD
    Location: Francophonie Pavilion
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  • 19:00-20:00 - How to start on the climate mainstreaming journey
    Speaker:  Rémy RIOUX, CEO, AFD Group
    Location: IDFC Pavilion
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  • 17:00-17:30 - Presentation of the GEMMES Vietnam Report
    Speaker:  Rémy RIOUX, CEO, AFD Group
    Location: IDFC Pavilion
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WEDNESDAY 09.11: FINANCE DAY

  • 08:30-09:30 - Engaging State-Owned Enterprises in decarbonization plans: barriers and strategies
    Speaker: Mathilde BORD-LAURANS, Head of Climate Change Department, AFD
    Location: IDFC Pavilion
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  • 09:30-11:30 - The ECOWAS Regional Climate Strategy: what coordination mechanisms in for greater regional climate governance
    Speakers:  Jérémie PELLET, CEO, Expertise France ; Matthieu WEMAERE, Lawyer and international climate consultant for Expertise France
    Location: West African Pavilion
  • 09:30-11:30 - Accelerating investments in SDG14 and the Sustainable Blue Economy
    Speaker:  Mathilde BORD-LAURANS, Head of Climate Change Department, AFD
    Location: Ocean Pavilion
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  • 10:00-12:00 - Role of Development Financing Institutions (DFIs) in accelerating the finance for resilience of infrastructure
    Speaker:  Rémy RIOUX, CEO, AFD Group 
    Location: Indian Pavilion
  • 10:00-11:30 - IDFC-GCF: Key-partnership for financing the transition towards low-emission and climate-resilient development
    Speaker:  Rémy RIOUX, CEO, AFD Group 
    Location: IDFC Pavilion
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  • 11:30-12:30 - Scaling climate action in North Africa through the mobilization of the SCOs and the private sector
    Speakers: Nicolas CHENET, Director, Sustainable Development Department, Expertise France 
    Location: WWF: Ambition to Action Pavilion
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  • 11:30-12:30 - Progress and convergence in practice on climate-related risk management
    Speakers:  Atika BEN MAID, Head of Unit, Water & Sanitation, Natural resources and Sustainable Finance, AFD ; Laurent BERGADAA, Project Manager, Strategy, AFD
    Location: IDFC Pavilion
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  • 11:30-13:00 - Cooperation between regional direct access entities for better mobilization of climate finance
    Speaker:  Esso AGRIGNAN, Climate Finance Expert, Expertise France
    Location: West African Pavilion
  • 12:00-13:30 - Blended Finance for Adaptation
    Speaker:  Arnaud UZABIAGA, Head of Impact, Proparco
    Location: France Pavilion
  • 13:00-13:55 - Africa from needs to access 
    Présidence COP EGY
    Speaker: Rémy RIOUX, CEO, AFD Group 
    Location: Presidency Room 1
  • 13:00-14:00 - Development and Implementation of Long Term Strategies: The Role of Development Banks
    Speakers: Estelle MERCIER, Deputy Head, Climate Change Department, AFD ; Guilherme MAGACHO, Senior Economist, AFD
    Location: IDFC Pavilion
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  • 16:30-17:30 - Rwanda's green investment facility
    Speakers: Rémy RIOUX, CEO, AFD Group ; Mathilde BORD-LAURANS, Head of Climate Change Department, AFD
    Location: Rwanda Pavilion
  • 17:30-18:30 - What is a Paris-aligned project? Methodology and case studies
    Speakers:  Fabio MENTEN, Project Impact Officer, Impact Unit, Sustainable Development Department, Proparco ; Doriane MOLLARD-MINNEBOIS,  Climate & Financial Institutions, Proparco
    Location: IDFC Pavilion
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  • 18:00-19:30 - PEEB Cool: Boosting green buildings tackle energy and climate crises
    Speakers: Mathilde BORD-LAURANS, Head of Climate Change Department, AFD ; Rémy RIOUX, CEO, AFD Group 
    Location: Buildings Pavilion
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  • 19:00-20:00 - Supporting partner financial institutions in their journey towards mainstreaming climate issues / Paris Agreement alignment
    Speakers: Atika BEN MAID, Head of Unit, Water & Sanitation, Natural resources and Sustainable Finance, AFD ; Marine LAGARDE, Project manager, Financial Systems, AFD
    Location: IDFC Pavilion
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THURSDAY 10.11: SCIENCE DAY/ YOUTH AND FUTURE GENERATION DAY

  • 08:30-09:30 - Strengthening SIDS resilience to climate risks Role of PDBs and central banks in the Pacific and Caribean
    Speaker:  Marine LAGARDE, Project manager, Financial Systems, AFD
    Location: IDFC Pavilion
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  • 09:00-09:50 - Finance in Common (FiCS) Highlights
    Speaker: Rémy RIOUX, CEO, AFD Group 
    Location: EU Pavilion
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  • 09:00-10:00 - Education and training on adaptation: transformational actions and sources of South-South-North sharing
    Speaker: Christophe BUFFET, Climate Change Adaptation Expert and Manager of the AdaptAction program, AFD
    Location: Francophonie Pavilion
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  • 10:00-11:00 - Enhancing economic resilience in the face of multiple crises: The transformation of development finance banks
    Speaker:  Rémy RIOUX, CEO, AFD Group 
    Location: IDFC Pavilion
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  • 10:00-11:30 - Accelerating ocean-based climate action for a sustainable future
    Speaker Mathilde BORD-LAURANS, Head of Climate Change Department, AFD
    Location: France Pavilion
  • 11:00 - Youth and Climate
    Speaker: Clémence VIDAL DE LA BLACHE, Country Director Egypt, AFD 
    Location: Business Pavilion for Climate Leadership
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  • 16:00-19:00 - Closing workshop of the GCCA+ West Africa project: high-level dialogue
    Speaker:  Nicolas CHENET, Director, Sustainable Development Department, Expertise France 
    Location: West Africa Pavilion


FRIDAY 11.11: DECARBONISATION DAY

  • 08:30-09:30 - The FAO tools NEXT and ABC-map to support the Food and Agriculture for Sustainable Transformation (FAST) Initiative
    Speaker: Atika BEN MAID, Head of Unit, Water & Sanitation, Natural resources and Sustainable Finance, AFD
    Location: IDFC Pavilion
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  • 10:00-11:00 - Building sustainable development model and policies for a green and just transition in LAC
    Speakers:  Guilherme MAGACHO, Senior Economist, AFD ; Serge PERRIN, Project Manager, Climate Change, AFD
    Location: IDFC Pavilion
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  • 11:30-13:00 - Efforts to Pursue Coal Retirement in Southeast Asia - Current State of Play - UNOPS
    Speaker: Mathilde BORD-LAURANS, Head of Climate Change Department, AFD
    Location: IDFC Pavilion
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  • 12:00-13:30 - Finance Nature+
    The use of Nature-based Solutions to achieve for Corporate Net-Zero Targets: A Review and Discussion of balanced approaches
    Speaker: Estelle MERCIER, Deputy Head, Climate Change Department, AFD 
    Location: Korea Pavilion
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  • 13:00-14:30 - BB3 Event: A Common Language for Climate Finance and Paris-Aligned Finance Flows
    Speaker: Mathilde BORD-LAURANS, Head of Climate Change Department, AFD
    Location: Joint MDB Pavilion
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  • 14:00-15:30 - Piloting and measuring adaptation in a context of climate emergency
    Speaker: Mathilde BORD-LAURANS, Head of Climate Change Department, AFD
    Location: French Pavilion
  • 14:00-15:30 - The ECOWAS Regional Climate Strategy: what sectoral perspectives for agriculture and energy?
    Speaker: Cécile VIVIEN, Climate Technical Assistant, Capacity Building Activities Manager, Expertise France
    Location: West Africa Pavilion
  • 17:00-18:30 - Long Term Strategies
    Speaker: Estelle MERCIER, Deputy Head, Climate Change Department, AFD 
    Location: Senegal Pavilion
  • 17:30-18:30 - Including developing countries in the low-carbon agenda: supporting the design of coherent economic and fiscal strategies
    Speaker:  Guilherme MAGACHO, Senior Economist, AFD
    Location: IDFC Pavilion
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SATURDAY 12.11: ADAPTATION & AGRICULTURE DAY

  • 08:30-09:30 - Adaptation finance: how IDFC and the GCF can speed-up A&R investments?
    Speaker: Catherine SIMONET, Project Manager, Climate Change Adaptation Expert, Climate Change Department, AFD
    Location: IDFC Pavilion
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  • 10:00-11:00 - Enhancing financial commitments to disaster risk reduction and adaptation in conflict contexts
    Speaker:  Catherine SIMONET, Project Manager, Climate Change Adaptation Expert, Climate Change Department, AFD 
    Location: IDFC Pavilion
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  • 17:00-18:00 - Long term adaptation planning: lessons learned from country experiences in Latin America and Africa
    Speakers:  Christophe BUFFET, Climate Change Adaptation Expert and Manager of the AdaptAction program, AFD ; Estelle MERCIER, Deputy Head, Climate Change Department, AFD 
    Location: NDC Partnership Pavilion
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  • 17:30-18:30 - If climate change were a shark, the water would be the teeth. Climate adaptation in the water sector of the MENA-region
    Speakers: Atika BEN MAID, Head of Unit, Water & Sanitation, Natural resources and Sustainable Finance, AFD ; Clémence VIDAL DE LA BLACHE, Country Director Egypt, AFD 
    Location: IDFC Pavilion
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  • 18:15-19:30 -Official launch of ACA-MED at COP27- Introducing the AdaptAction Mediterranean Extension
    Speaker: Christophe BUFFET, Climate Change Adaptation Expert and Manager of the AdaptAction program, AFD
    Location: Locally Led Adaptation (LLA) Pavilion
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MONDAY 14.11: GENDER & WATER DAY

  • 10:00-11:00 - Gender equality and Climate Change PDBs and the Green Climate Fund
    Speaker:  Philippe GALLAND, Deputy Head, Social Link Division, AFD
    Location: IDFC Pavilion
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  • 11:00-12:30 - Delivering on Africa’s Adaptation and Mitigation priorities for COP27: an assessment of progress
    Speaker:  Christophe BUFFET, Climate Change Adaptation Expert and Manager of the AdaptAction program, AFD
    Location: Africa NDC Hub Pavilion
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  • 11:30-12:30 - Filling the gaps in climate change adaptation policies to facilitate access of WAEMU countries to climate finance
    Speaker:  Mustapha KLEICHE, Climate Facility
    Location: West Africa Pavilion
  • 11:30-12:30 - Biodiversity and gender
    Speaker: Philippe GALLAND, Deputy Head, Social Link Division, AFD 
    Location: IDFC Pavilion
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  • 13:00-14:30 - Gender equality and Climate Action Nexus: Creating Transformational opportunities
    Speakers: Cassilde BRENIÈRE, Deputy executive director, SDG Department, AFD ; Philippe GALLAND, Deputy Head, Social Link Division, AFD ; Clémence VIDAL DE LA BLACHE, Country Director Egypt, AFD 
    Location: Joint MDB Pavilion
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  • 13:00-14:00 - Gender responsive adaptation in Africa: examples and challenges ahead
    Speaker: Christophe BUFFET, Climate Change Adaptation Expert and Manager of the AdaptAction program, AFD
    Location: IDFC Pavilion
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  • 14:30-17:00 - Rethinking how international finance institutions operate to achieve the Paris Agreement objectives
    Speaker: Alexis BONNEL, Advisor foresight, climate and sustainable development, Strategy Department, AFD 
    Location: IDFC Pavilion
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  • 17:00-17:40 - Gender Just Climate Solutions Award 
    Speakers: Cassilde BRENIÈRE, Deputy executive director, SDG Department, AFD ; Philippe GALLAND, Deputy Head, Social Link Division, AFD 
    Location: Climate Action Pavilion
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  • 19:00-20:00 - How National Development Banks -NDBs can contribute in supporting low carbon and resilient Cities & Regions?
    Speakers: Frédéric AUDRAS, Head of the Urban Development, Planning and Housing Division, AFD (on-line) ; Mustapha KLEICHE, Climate Facility
    Location: IDFC Pavilion
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TUESDAY 15.11: ENERGY DAY / ACE & CIVIL SOCIETY DAY

  • 08:30-09:30 - Sustainable Renewables Risk Mitigation Initiative
    Location: IDFC Pavilion
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  • 13:15-14:45 - Partnerships to accelerate action to protect blue carbon ecosystems for mitigation and adaptation
    Speaker: Cassilde BRENIÈRE, Deputy executive director, SDG Department, AFD
    Location: Room 8
  • 16:00-17:00 - International carbon markets and Article 6 under the Paris Agreement: status, stakes and implications for development finance institutions
    Speakers : Romain CHABROL, Biodiversity & Ocean expert, AFD (on-line) ; Mustapha KLEICHE, Climate Facility
    Location: IDFC Pavilion
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  • 16:45-18:15 - Gender and Climate Solutions
    Speaker: Philippe GALLAND, Deputy Head, Social Link Division, AFD 
    Location: Khufu Room – Blue Zone
  • 17:30-18:30 - Facilitating private and public coordinated actions towards deep decarbonisation – Lessons from ACT-DDP project
    Speaker: Stéphanie BOUZIGES-ECHMANN, Secretary General of the French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM)
    Location: IDFC Pavilion
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WEDNESDAY 16.11: BIODIVERSITY DAY

  • 13:00-14:00 - Nature based solutions: an effective tool for NDBs to mainstream adaptation
    Speakers: Stéphanie BOUZIGES-ECHMANN, Secretary General of the French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM) ; Mustapha KLEICHE, Climate Facility
    Location: IDFC Pavilion
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  • 14:00-15:00 - KIWA Initiative
    Speaker: Cassilde BRENIÈRE, Deputy executive director, SDG Department, AFD
    Location: Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion
  • 16:00-20:00 - Aligning financial institutions’ strategies and operations with the Paris Agreement objectives
    Speakers: Alexis BONNEL, Advisor foresight, climate and sustainable development, Strategy Department, AFD ; Mathilde BORD-LAURANS, Head of Climate Change Department, AFD (on-line) ; Mustapha KLEICHE, Climate Facility ; Arnaud UZABIAGA, Head of Impact, Proparco 
    Location: IDFC Pavilion
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  • 18:00-18:45 - Blue Economy for a Resilient Africa Program (BE4RAP)
    Speaker: Cassilde BRENIÈRE, Deputy executive director, SDG Department, AFD 
    Location: World Bank Pavilion
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THURSDAY 17.11: SOLUTIONS DAY

  • 10:00-11:00 - How can Public Development Banks reinforce their role in financing social protection for the population vulnerable to climate change
    Speakers: Cassilde BRENIÈRE, Deputy executive director, SDG Department, AFD ; Agnès SOUCAT, Head of Health and Social Protection Division, AFD
    Location: IDFC Pavilion
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  • 11:30-12:30 - Exploring 2050 Pathways for Climate and Sustainable Finance
    Speaker: Alexis BONNEL, Advisor foresight, climate and sustainable development, Strategy Department, AFD 
    Location: IDFC Pavilion
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  • 11:00-11:45 - Climate-Related Risks and the Role of Financial Sector in Turkey
    Speaker: Cassilde BRENIÈRE, Deputy executive director, SDG Department, AFD 
    Location: Turkish Pavilion
  • 15:00-17:30 - Engaging key stakeholders in the implementation of long-term strategies: Finance Ministers, private sector, public development banks
    Speaker: Cassilde BRENIÈRE, Deputy executive director, SDG Department, AFD 
    Location: IDFC Pavilion
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Who can attend COP27 ?

  • Representatives of Parties to the Convention and Observer States
  • Members of the press and media
  • Representatives of observer organizations (UN System and its specialized agencies, admitted IGOs, admitted NGOs)
  • Members of the Public

Below, you will find publications and resources pertaining to the COP27, and can read about the topics discussed during the event.

News:

Press Releases:

Institutional Publications:

Flagship climate & biodiversity programs:

  • AdaptAction: Helping countries and regional organizations particularly vulnerable to climate-change implement adaptation strategies.
  • Kiwa Initiative: Strengthening the adaptation of the Pacific territories to the impacts of climate change and better protecting their biodiversity
  • 2050 Facility: Providing support for some 30 of the highest emitting and most vulnerable developing countries in their transition to a low-carbon and resilient development model
  • CICLIA (Cities and Climate in Sub-Saharan Africa): The Facility for the preparation of urban projects with climate co-benefits
  • GEMMES: A modelling tool that incorporates the energy transition (see also GEMMES Vietnam)
when ?
From Monday 07 November 2022 to Friday 18 November 2022
where ?
Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt and online

Location of the event

Siège de l'AFD
5 rue Roland-Barthes
75012
Paris