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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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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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Impacts

The Dominican Republic: From Deforestation to Reforestation

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Since 2001, the watershed region of the Yaque del Norte, the main river in the Dominican Republic, has with AFD’s support, been experimenting with an unprecedented territorial management program reconciling reforestation with agriculture and livestock farming. Building on the progress achieved over the last two decades, the project is now entering its third phase and aims to scale up.
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Interview

The Ocean: “It’s Time to Consider its True Worth” - Hélène Gobert

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The state of the oceans reflects the health of our planet. Millions of people’s lives and livelihoods depend on clean, healthy oceans, as does precious marine life. To meet the rising environmental, social and economic challenges tied to oceans, Agence Française de Développement has set sail in a new direction, in line with France’s commitments. AFD’s Fisheries and Ocean Project Manager, Hélène Gobert tells us more.
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Interview

Covid-19 and Disruption of the biosphere: a step into the unknown

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Covid-19 has forced us to confront some of the big environmental questions of our time. How is the global pandemic linked to the continuing environmental crisis? What risks are involved in our attempts to preserve the climate and the ecosystem? To answer these questions, we present a joint interview with Gilles Kleitz, Director of the Ecological Transition Department at Agence Française de Développement, and Damien Navizet, Head of AFD’s Climate Change Division.
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