Support the most innovative segments of the energy transition
Participate in the ecological transition
Cooperate in third countries to promote international standards
Located in East Asia, China is home to almost one-fifth of the world’s population. It is also a huge territory with an exceptional natural and cultural heritage.
In thirty years, China has experienced unprecedented economic and social development and has become the second largest economic power in the world. But the country is also the first emitter of greenhouse gases. While the air, water and soils are severely polluted, ecosystems and biodiversity are rapidly degrading. Given this situation, the Chinese government has gradually realigned its Five-Year Plans to promote a development path that safeguards the environment and limits its greenhouse gas emissions.
The environmental issue is at the heart of the strategic dialogue between France and China. For more than fifteen years, AFD has supported the country as part of a partnership with the Chinese Ministry of Finance and the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). The objective of this cooperation is to mobilize the most innovative French know-how to support China’s transition to a low-carbon and environmentally friendly economy.