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AFD News

Finance as a Fulcrum for change

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Development depends on various kinds of finance, from grants to investment. AFD Group has begun to develop a number of incentive loans, where pricing is indexed to the progress made by borrowers in terms of their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices. This not only allows AFD to continue to fund a large number of projects; it provides additional incentives to make sure development projects are fully sustainable.
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Indonesia: Tackling Plastic and Marine Debris

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For a country consisting of 17,000 islands and dependent on the sea around them, it’s an environmental crisis: Indonesia’s waters are full of plastic. It’s time to turn the tide. On 12 March, the Indonesian Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, IRD and AFD signed an agreement aiming to raise awareness of the causes of marine debris, its effects at sea, and ways to reduce the pollution.
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Coronavirus: The AFD Group Takes Action

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In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, the AFD Group has adapted its operational activities and human resources. The group is working on a response aimed at limiting any health-related or economic damage in the countries where it operates.
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“The FGEF Has Been Innovation for the Environment for 25 Years”: Stéphanie Bouziges-Eschmann

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The French Global Environment Facility (FGEF) was launched after the first Earth Summit, in 1994. Since then, it has worked towards one singular goal: to create synergies between environmental preservation and sustainable development in local communities. This has been achieved through innovation and a collaborative approach to problem-solving, says the fund’s Secretary-General, Stéphanie Bouziges-Eschmann.
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