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[Special Series] Protecting Our Oceans

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They represent 71% of the surface of the globe, 97% of its water and they play an essential role for life on Earth. Not just for our survival, but also the planet's: in terms of biodiversity, regulating the climate, and providing essential resources. Yet as dependent as we are on oceans, they are being constantly damaged by human activity.

What do we know about oceans and the steps that we can take to contribute to their restoration? On World Oceans Day on June 8, we dive into a world that we urgently need to understand better.
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Through the lens

5 Projects Driving Renewable Energies Around the World

Reducing the use of fossil fuels requires massively developing low-carbon energy sources. Solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, hydropower: through its financing, AFD Group has been supporting renewable energy development for many years. A spotlight on five flagship projects led by Agence Française de Développement Group ahead of World Environment Day on 5 June.
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3 Questions for…

Bioeconomy: Protecting Biodiversity for an “Economy for Life”

Increasingly, governments, the private sector, civil society and international cooperation are investing in the bioeconomy – a range of economic activities that tap into our biodiversity. It’s an alternative and more sustainable route to development, more in tune with the fight against deforestation, desertification and ecosystem degradation. During this week’s COP15 conference on desertification, which concludes on May 20 in Abidjan, AFD Group celebrates the first anniversary of its bioeconomy technical assistance project on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. The project in Ecuador has just received an additional €1 million. We interview the Technical Assistance Coordinator there, Pablo Larco.
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In brief

Agriculture, Rural Development and Biodiversity: AFD Group in Action

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The preservation of biodiversity is at the heart of the debates of the COP15 against desertification which is currently being held in Abidjan, until May 20. This year, it tackles questions revolving around the role of agriculture. As part of France's international strategy, AFD Group is responding to funding requests from its public and private partners to meet the challenges related to food security and the maintenance of ecosystems, while taking into account climate change and population growth.
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Unesco Education Conference: Making the Environment and Climate Change an Integral Part of Learning

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UNESCO is holding the World Higher Education Conference in Barcelona May 18-20, as part of an effort to "reshape ideas and practices" in higher education "to ensure sustainable development for the planet and humanity." AFD Group's CEO Rémy Rioux sees it as a chance to reiterate the call for climate change and the environment to be fully integrated into education.
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