Climate change action
01/12/2011This brochure describes the FFEM’s commitments to REDD+, the new mechanism for reducing emissions from deforestation and land degradation in developing countries, through examples of different projects. Thanks to the experience it has gained with ...Read more01/11/2009From 2003 to 2009, the FGEF provided 65 M€ in co-financing for 51 projects. The FGEF encourages mitigation projects that reduce or limit non-renewable fossil fuel consumption and GHG emissions. Since 2005, the FGEF has also supported projects designed ...Read more
This report is the 3rd from the National Tropical Forests Working Group after those issued in 2003 and 2006. It reviews tropical forest issues arising among the French players concerned – government administration, private sector, scientific circles, civil society groups – in order to develop new guidelines to address the challenges of today, both in overseas France and with partner countries, particularly in view of the upcoming Rio+ Summit.
Why is the protection of tropical forests important?
First of all, about one third of all French forests are in the tropics, in overseas France. Secondly, France imports large quantities of tropical timber. Thirdly, tropical forests are a global public good because they contribute to climate stabilisation, biodiversity conservation, food security and public health. Finally, tropical forests offer vast potential for the development of a green and inclusive economy, for poverty reduction and for the preservation of traditional lifestyles in the countries partnering cooperation for development.
What progress has been made towards tropical forest protection?
Management planning and certification are making progress in the largest tropical forest areas, although much still needs to be done to advance sustainable management. Deforestation, although it has slowed since the 1990s and is partly compensated by reforestation, is continuing at a rate of some 13 million hectares each year, according to the latest report from the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
The Climate Convention recently established the REDD+ mechanism to encourage and contribute to financing for action to control deforestation. In 2010, the Paris Conference on the world’s major forest basins raised more than 4 billion US$ in start-up funds for REDD+. The Nagoya Conference on biodiversity set out the Aichi Objectives for 2020. The European Union has adopted a Timber Regulation to prevent imports of illegally felled timber and is negotiating partnership agreements with about a dozen tropical forest countries.
This brochure describes the FFEM’s commitments to REDD+, the new mechanism for reducing emissions from deforestation and land degradation in developing countries, through examples of different projects. Thanks to the experience it has gained with its network of partners, the FFEM is in a position to support both the preparation of pilot REDD+ activities and the implementation phases that follow.
The "Capitalising on experience" series presents the FGEF’s strategic approach in each topic area, through brief descriptions of the pilot activities and field operations conducted with its partners. The series documents capitalisation on experiences in which the FGEF has acted as a partner for the preservation and sustainable management of the environment.
The APAO newsletter n°47 is about "Papaco trainings in protected areas management ; forestering community participation in REDD + in Ghana through community resource management approaches ; the Wildlife Conservation Society training courses at Lopé (Gabon) ; the next UICN world conservation congress at Jeju ; and, if "Wild" still have a meaning nowadays.
PAPACO's mission is to make available to the greatest number relevant information on protected areas in the region.
APAO newsletter is issued monthly exclusively on the Internet and forwarded to any person interested and member of our network (more than 1 500 people registered). APAO newsletter deals with current events on the protected areas of the region and regularly deals with basic themes to enable us improve our knowledge of protected areas.
This brochure is designed to promote French know-how on the international scene and describes French public and private sector offers, from R&D to marketing of products and services.
The brochure was developed by the ADEME and the European and International Affairs Directorate of the Ministry for Ecology and Energy (MEDDTL), in cooperation with UBIFRANCE, the French agency for international business development.
The brochure cites the FGEF and the project for “Improving Energy Efficiency in Buildings”, co-financed by a 0.9 M€ FGEF grant.
During the 13th edition of the International Construction Trade Fair (SIB 2010) organised by Morocco’s Ministry for Housing and Planning (MHUAE) and the 4th edition of “Convergence Habitat et Urbanisme 2010”, both held from 1 to 7 November 2010 at the international fair in Casablanca, a series of conferences on new cities was organised from 2 to 5 November:
- New cities: Methods, approaches and governance,
- New Cities and Territorial Solidarity,
- New Cities and Social Integration,
- New Cities and Sustainability.
France was a guest of honour, and the ADEME’s presence in the French pavilion was requested by its supervisory authority, the Ministry for the Environment. As the agency representing France, the ADEME took part in various conferences and held a joint ADEME/AFD/FGEF stand promoting the FGEF's energy efficiency project developed to support the overarching programme run by France’s renewable energy and energy efficiency development agency (ADEREE). Several French companies currently working on sustainable housing projects in Morocco were also represented through Club ADEME International.
A joint FGEF - ADEME - ADEREE poster was created to illustrate an ambitious programme for energy efficiency in buildings in Morocco.
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This project on energy efficiency in buildings was launched in 1999, with a total budget of 10.3 million € including 1.9 million € in co-financing from the FGEF.
The project was implemented by the ANME and conducted through a participatory approach with close involvement from all key players in the construction sector. The project resulted in the establishment of heating regulations for new buildings. The project, which involved 43 pilot demonstration operations in the residential and tertiary sectors, has now been incorporated into Tunisia's energy management policy.