Natural resources


  • 3rd Strategic Objective : Preserving and developing natural resources

    Preserving and developing natural resources. Forests constitute a major natural and economic capital for Turkey: they cover roughly 28 % of the country's surface area and 7 5 million people (in 20 000 villages) live in or around these forests, who are mostly dependent on forests for their resources
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  • The Guyana Shield - positive results for the project on sustainable natural resource management with the WWF

    The Guyana Shield -positive results for the project on sustainable natural resource management with the WWF... En 2008, the WWF launched a project for sustainable natural resource management on the Guyana Shield (French Guyana, Surinam, Guyana and Brazil), with 19 % co- financing from the FGEF. The aim of the project was to establish lasting protection for marine and forest ecosystems and to preserve their environmental services to local populations
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  • The Guyana Shield - positive results for the project on sustainable natural resource management with the WWF

    The Guyana Shield -positive results for the project on sustainable natural resource management with the WWF... En 2008, the WWF launched a project for sustainable natural resource management on the Guyana Shield (French Guyana, Surinam, Guyana and Brazil), with 19 % co- financing from the FGEF. The aim of the project was to establish lasting protection for marine and forest ecosystems and to preserve their environmental services to local populations
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  • Seminar "Natural ressources and sustainable growth"

    The Ministry for Coordination of Environmental Affairs (MICOA) and the AFD have organized on February 24th a one day seminar on Natural resources, environment and sustainable growth in Mozambique to present the results of the AFD-CERNA (Research center from Mines-ParisTech) study on the natural capital of Mozambique
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  • Agreement for water resource management signed by the AFD and Mexico's national water commission

    On Thursday 15 March, at the World Water Forum, the AFD and the Mexican Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources, through its National Water Commission (CONAGUA), signed a letter of intention to work jointly towards integrated water resource management in Mexico... It is in line with the Memorandum for cooperation on the environment, natural resources and climate change signed in Mexico on 15 February 2010 between Mexico's Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources and the AFD
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  • Press Releases

    Green growth provides the private sector with a number of opportunities in the fields of energy management, sustainable natural resources management and environmental protection... The aim of the SUNREF (Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and Energy Finance) program, AFD's green finance label, is to facilitate access to affordable sustainable energy in order to ensure the development of a low-carbon economy and contribute to mitigating the causes of climate change
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  • Training seminar on environmental economics

    The training session was based on the methodology and results of" the Natural resources, environment and sustainable growth in Mozambique" study undertaken by AFD in close cooperation with the Mozambican Ministry for Coordination of Environmental Affairs (MICOA) and" the Ecole des Mines "of Paris
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  • "Sustainable Development: from theories to action"

    Pierre Jacquet was in Maputo for the seminar organised by AFD and the Ministry for Coordination of Environmental Affairs (MICOA) on February 24th on Natural resources, environment and sustainable growth in Mozambique. More than 140 people came to this conference in French with simultaneous translation to Portuguese which took place at the CCFM
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  • New development finance in Tunisia

    Improving youth employment, access to water, public transport and natural resources management are the aims of the financing agreements signed during the visit of AFD's Chief Executive Officer to Tunisia. tags
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  • Laos

    Rich in natural resources and less densely populated that neighbouring countries, the country is facing many challenges on the path to development... More than 70 % of the Lao population depend on agriculture and natural resources, which account for 25 % of GDP... However its natural resources, its cultural and architectural heritage and its location at a crossroads between several regional powers are all assets
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