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UN Ocean Conference: The Promise of Blue Carbon

The carbon stored by marine and coastal ecosystems, called blue carbon, is one of the overarching themes of the 2022 UN Ocean Conference (2022 UNOC) organized in Lisbon from 27 June to 1 July. AFD is promoting the ongoing dynamics around this sector through a new coalition, the Global Coalition for Blue Carbon.
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Islands and Coastal Cities Faced with Climate Change : Increasing the Resilience of Island Communities

Climate change is currently having a major impact on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean and Indian Ocean. Rising sea levels and increasingly frequent and intense hydro-meteorological disasters are putting communities, economic infrastructure and basic services at risk. There is an urgent need to redesign island cities and transform them into areas of climate resilience innovation. In the lead-up to the World Urban Forum in Katowice, Poland, below is a review of the methods deployed by the AdaptAction program.
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World Urban Forum : "We Want Cities to be more Sustainable and Actors in their Territory"

View of Colombo in Sri Lanka
The World Urban Forum organized by UN-Habitat, the United Nations Human Settlements Program, is being held in Katowice, Poland, from 26 to 30 June. Audrey Guiral-Naepels, Deputy Director of the Urban Development, Town Planning and Housing Division at Agence Française de Développement, tells us about the issues this forum will be addressing and AFD Group’s action for housing and investments to build sustainable cities.
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