The folder contains 8 topic-centred files presenting the public-sector players involved in French cooperation in Madagascar and Franco-Malagasy projects on the environment.
Brochure on the FGEF and biodiversity
This brochure presents the results of an exemplary project for the construction in 2003 of 8 public and private buildings and the energy, environmental and economic issues that arise for these programmes in the context of Afghan reconstruction. Several thousand new or rehabilitated buildings (hospitals, schools and housing) will be needed in the next few years, and the principles of passive solar and energy efficient architecture can, for an acceptable cost, considerably reduce energy needs for heating in the cold-climate regions where most of the Afghan population lives.
The Federal District's Environment Secretariat (SMA), with support from French cooperation in Mexico and a grant from the FGEF, launched a programme in September 2000 to convert petrol-engined microbuses to natural gas. The objective was to convert 860 of these vehicles in Mexico City. The conversion work was carried out in the workshops of the Ecomex gas supply company, and supervised by the Energy Regulation Commission's verification departments.
France gives a high priority to cooperation for low-carbon and low-energy development, as required by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
ADEME: Annual Report - International Activities 2004