Forests and Biodiversity
Protecting and sustainably managing ecosystems
Mainstreaming biodiversity into development policies
9.8 million hectares of forests disappear every year around the world. The increasing pressure on nature affects the daily lives of 3 billion people who earn a substantial part of their incomes from the daily use of natural resources.
In 2016, AFD committed EUR 337m to biodiversity, thereby exceeding the annual objective of EUR 160m set by its strategy in 2013. The Latin America and Caribbean region benefited from 33% of this financing, followed by Asia-Pacific (26%) and Sub-Saharan Africa (23%).