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AFD News

The Kiwa Initiative: A Coalition to Protect Biodiversity

A coalition spanning the globe, from Canada to New Zealand has joined forces to use nature-based solutions to help communities in the Global South better adapt to climate change. AFD, the European Union and Australia are among the partners at the center of the innovative Kiwa initiative, which promotes the protection of biodiversity to improve adaptation and resilience. The initiative builds on an unprecedented collaboration between IUCN, the Pacific Community and the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, which together will provide support to beneficiaries across the region.
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Five Years on from the Paris Accord, New Commitments to Come

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To mark the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, France, the UK and the United Nations are organizing the Climate Ambition Summit on December 12. Damien Navizet, AFD's Head of the Climate Division, tells us what’s on the agenda of this virtual gathering, and takes stock of the progress achieved since 2015.
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Shared Innovation

Reinforcing the Urban Fabric with Citizen Project Laboratories

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In our series on “Shared Innovation”, AFD highlights innovative programs devised and developed in our partner countries.

In Ouagadougou, Abidjan, Dakar and several Tunisian cities, “Citizen Project Laboratories” are flourishing. These initiatives, financed by Agence Française de Développement (AFD), are designed as tools for developing more participatory urban projects. With promising results starting to come in, these pioneering programs are expected to be expanded to other cities. In this article, we take a closer look at this novel system.
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Biodiversity: Sharing Data for Greater Protection of the Natural World

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Data4Nature is a new initiative inviting all development partners to share the biodiversity data from their projects, to provide better protection for the natural world. Having emerged from the Finance in Common coalition, the initiative is managed by Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). A conference to present Data4Nature is being held on 10 December.
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