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AFD News

The Little Book of Investing in Nature

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It’s a small book aiming to address a big issue, with global repercussions. In partnership with AFD, the NGO Global Canopy has released a new edition of The Little Book of Investing in Nature. It highlights the lack of funds dedicated to biodiversity conservation and takes stock of the financial tools available to reverse the trend. Released this week, the guide urges greener investment, and is aimed at stakeholders who will be financing the future Global Biodiversity Framework.
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Interview

€1 Billion for Biodiversity

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In a bold move, AFD will double its financing for ecosystem protection. It was announced at the One Planet Summit in Paris on January 11: €1 billion a year will be mobilized to finance biodiversity. Gilles Kleitz, AFD's Director of the Ecological Transition and Natural Resources Department, explains.
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Impacts

Protecting Forests in Turkey: Climate Change Adaptation and Biodiversity Protection

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Turkey and France have teamed up in a large-scale collaborative effort to address the issue of forest adaptation to climate change. The initiative was launched using a public policy loan and a grant from AFD, and is aimed at reversing the damage done to Turkey's forests, which cover nearly 30% of the country's land area and are home to a vast wealth of biodiversity.
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Shared Innovation

A Brazilian Hackathon for Smart Cities

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AFD’s “Shared Innovation” series highlights innovative programs created or developed in our partner countries.

It was a hackathon with a purpose. Last month, Brazilian students and tech professionals got together to figure out how data can be deployed to build smart cities and help municipal officials deal more effectively with pressing public issues.
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AFD News

World in Common: A Soundtrack

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At turns somber, moving and uplifting, Thomas Roussel’s composition for AFD has launched a new year whose spirit we hope will prove to be more “in common” than ever before, one in which we move towards our goals, which contribute to the collective good.
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AFD News

Covid’s Consequences for Global Remittances

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The families of Africans working abroad need the money they send home now more than ever. The widening world pandemic has had grave consequences for the global economy, particularly in developing countries. Yet, subject to the same economic fallout from Covid-19, the African diaspora is now sending far less in remittances, as was revealed last month by an Ipsos/RMDA survey financed by AFD and the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs.
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AFD News

France Commits to a Major Boost in Overseas Aid

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French National Assembly
The French government has charted a new, more ambitious course for its development assistance. Just before the end of the year, France pledged to increase the share of its GDP devoted to overseas aid and to consolidate a fund dedicated to project innovation.
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Shared Innovation

AFD Digital Challenge: 10 Prizewinning Innovative Projects Promoting Sustainable Development

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AFD's “Shared Innovation” series highlights innovative programs created or developed in our partner countries.

Every year, the AFD Digital Challenge rewards ten innovative African start-ups that build creative solutions to challenges linked to development. For the fourth edition in 2020, we list the top 10 projects that help to create inclusive, resilient and sustainable urban infrastructure in Africa.
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Shared Innovation

AFD Digital Challenge: the Start-ups Designing Sustainable Cities

AFD Digital Challenge
AFD's “Shared Innovation” series highlights innovative programs created or developed in our partner countries.

For its fourth edition, the AFD Digital Challenge is rewarding ten innovative African start-ups currently working to find the solutions necessary to create sustainable cities. These projects are helping to build inclusive, resilient and sustainable urban infrastructure in Africa.
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