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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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Far from COP28, Youth learn to Navigate Delicate Climate Negotiations

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The world is watching as COP28 delegates in Dubai discuss the fallout from climate change, possible solutions and nettlesome questions of funding. Also observing are young people who will inherit the planet we leave behind. French secondary schools abroad, from Dakar to Beirut have organized exercises in which students negotiate climate issues, as part of an effort to prepare future generations for the massive challenges ahead.
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COP28: How the "Financial Gap" is Hindering Adaptation to Climate Change

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Countries are mobilizing to adapt to climate change, but those most affected are least equipped to cope. Current climate financing falls short of urgent needs tied to adaptation, mitigation and compensation for loss and damages. Half-way through the COP28 summit in Dubai, we look at the gap between a climate emergency and the resources being allocated to tackle it.
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5 Flagship Projects that are Restoring Nature around the Planet

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Close to 40% of the world’s land is degraded, according to the UN, which has made the need to protect biodiversity all the more urgent. AFD Group is convinced that biodiversity conservation and the fight against climate change go hand in hand, as we contribute to efforts to restore nature across the planet. Five flagship projects show how.
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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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