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Energy, a driver of development

The energy transition is now underway in developing and developed countries alike. Driven mainly by technological progress, it aims for access to efficient, resilient and low-carbon energy services for all. At the same time, it presents an economic, social and environmental opportunity to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and is imperative if we want to reach the objectives set by the Paris Climate Agreement.

Large-scale deployment of the energy transition implies deep technological and societal changes: it goes far beyond the question of electricity to include industry, construction, mobility, urban planning, agriculture, our consumption patterns and leisure activities. The challenge is to bring about large-scale changes in the consumption and production of low-carbon energy and, at the same time, provide access to reliable energy services for more than a billion people.

To meet these challenges and the needs of the countries where it operates, AFD Group has adopted a strategy that aligns its operations with an acceleration of the energy transition. Convinced that the energy transition offers an opportunity for all, AFD will also mobilize all of its public, private and non-state partners to pursue one goal: everyone must be able to access efficient and low-carbon energy services in our world in common.. 

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