• -Tout-
  • Energy transition and resilient cities
  • Sustainable forests and agricultural lands
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate change
  • Product life cycle, pollution and waste
  • Aquatic ecosystems
  • Innovative financing of biodiversity
  • Coastal and high seas management
  • Innovative processes
  • Protection et valorisation de la biodiversité
  • Sustainable urban territories

Innovation at the heart of solutions to reconcile forest and humanity

Homme et Forêt
First reservoir of terrestrial biodiversity, forests are, along with land, a formidable lever for climate regulation. Deforestation from agriculture causes nearly a quarter of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions and an accelerated loss of biodiversity. The FFEM addresses together the forest and agricultural territories, intimately linked. For 30 years, the FFEM has supported innovative solutions with 105 projects financed on forests and agricultural land and an amount of €144 million committed.
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Obtaining support from the FFEM for your “carbon finance” projects

The Paysage Forestier Nord Congo project
Carbon finance is essentially a way of assigning a value to the climate impact of actions on the ground. Carbon finance mechanisms were introduced through the Kyoto Protocol. They allow developed countries to offset their surplus greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by funding GHG reduction or carbon storage projects in countries of the “Global South”. Alongside this regulated market created through the Kyoto Protocol, a voluntary carbon market has emerged, which is open to any type of organisation. Although the carbon markets have been quite sluggish for a number of years, the 2021 Glasgow climate conference (COP26) and its negotiations on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement have led to a resurgence in interest.
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France hosts the 1st "Buildings and Climate" Global Forum to build a low-carbon future

matériau voute nubienne Senegal
The first Buildings and Climate Global Forum, co-organised by France and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), is running from Thursday 7 to Friday 8 March. This event will welcome global players to the Palais des Congrès in Paris. The Forum follows the successful launch of the Buildings Breakthrough initiative during COP28. This initiative - supported by 28 governments and the European Commission, among others - aims to make resilient, nearly zero-emission buildings the new normal by 2030.
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