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Improving Access to Water and Sanitation for millions in Ethiopia

World Toilet Day on November 19 highlights the dangers of lacking sanitary facilities, and the search for sustainable solutions. With an estimated 419 million people practising "open defecation" worldwide, the need for access to clean, safe toilets for all is more urgent than ever. Which is why AFD is funding a number of initiatives, including two flagship projects in Ethiopia. One will provide 2.6 million people with improved, gender-sensitive sanitation facilities and the second will improve access to water for 1 million people in 45 towns.
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COP28: “Public Development Banks can Rise to the Challenge”

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The 28th Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP28) will be held from November 30 to December 12, in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. The stakes for the planet are immense: from runaway greenhouse gas emissions to the struggle to combat and cope with the effects of climate change. For Mathilde Bord-Laurans, Head of AFD’s Climate and Nature Division, public development banks have an important role to play.
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Working with Vietnam to ensure it's less reliant on Carbon and More Resilient to Climate Change

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Vietnam is amplifying its efforts to cope with climate change and reduce its reliance on fossil fuels. Last December, it became the third country to enter into a Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) with the G7, EU, Norway and Denmark, committing to the realization of carbon neutrality by 2050. In this infographic, we explore the challenges – and AFD support – on the way.
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Tackling Inequality and Climate Change Simultaneously in South Africa

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“No country should have to choose between tackling poverty and preserving the planet,” French President Emmanuel Macron told the Summit for a New Global Financial Pact this summer. It’s a sentiment shared by activists and leaders around the world. As the first country to sign a Just Energy Transition Partnership in 2021, South Africa is making every effort to resolve this dilemma. With COP28 just a few days away, what have they found?
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Nature's Laboratories for Climate change: How the EU and AFD are protecting the Planet’s Poles

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The first-ever international summit on glaciers and the poles, held in Paris this month, shed light on the role played by the planet’s extreme regions in regulating the climate and preserving biodiversity. From the Tropics to the Antarctic, we take a closer look at these remote areas, which are open-air laboratories for how the planet is enduring the effects of climate change.
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Toilets are Producing Energy in East Africa's Largest Informal Settlement

Around the world, some 3.5 billion people are living without safe toilets, and close to 1,000 children under five die every day due to a lack of sanitation facilities. Ahead of World Toilet Day this Sunday, we take a look at a system in Kenya that not only disposes of waste, but also provides sustainable forms of energy.
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