Thematic

  • -Tout-
  • Sustainable agriculture and forests
  • Waste handling
  • Pollution
  • Protection et valorisation de la biodiversité
  • Biodiversity
  • Land degradation and chemical pollutants
  • Climate change
  • International waters
  • Innovative financing of biodiversity
  • Coastal and high seas management
  • Sustainable urban territories
  • Energy transition
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Soft solutions to combat coastal erosion in Senegal

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The FFEM has made the resilience of aquatic and coastal ecosystems one of its key priorities. To this end, it’s funding a project in Senegal, Togo and Benin to develop soft solutions to combat coastal erosion. The project is being run by the Dakar Ecological Monitoring Centre (CSE), with technical support from the IUCN. France’s Coastal Protection Agency is lending its expertise to the project, in particular to help implement soft solutions and rebuild dunes. In this joint interview, we take a closer look at the Saint-Louis Marine Protected Area (MPA) pilot site in Senegal.
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Covid-19 crisis – Strengthening population's resilience by supporting conservancies in Northern Kenya

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In the context of the Covid-19 crisis the FFEM is trying to deliver a concrete response to the country's most vulnerable populations, and to the economic sectors most affected by the crisis in Kenya, an ecological connectivity project in Northern Kenya being an example. The FFEM and AFD are supporting the activities of the NGO Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT) to preserve biodiversity and meet the health, economic, food and security issues that affect over 70,000 people in 7 conservancies covering more than 2.5M ha.
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Aristide Takoukam: “Beyond its technological innovation, the project has encouraged true environmental citizenship”

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Aristide Takoukam is president and founder of the NGO AMMCO (African Marine Mammal Conservation Organization) in Cameroon. He explains how AMMCO has launched apps to monitor and protect endangered marine species in Cameroon. The project is part of the Small-scale Initiatives Programme (PPI) implemented on the ground by the IUCN’s French Committee and funded by the FFEM.
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PUBLICATION OF THE OFB “NATURAL AREAS” JOURNAL: THE FFEM CALLS FOR SOLUTION-SHARING

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The French Biodiversity Agency (OFB) has just published the latest issue of its “Espaces Naturels” (“Natural Areas”) journal. In the editorial, FFEM Secretary-General Stéphanie Bouziges-Eschmann invites all biodiversity players to share their solutions. In the face of converging, cross-border challenges, setting up a network of players and sharing knowledge are both key to combating biodiversity erosion effectively.
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Covid-19 and lockdown: the FFEM team remains mobilised

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In this unprecedented period of Covid-19 pandemic, involving the lockdown of many people, the FFEM team would like to assure its partners of the continuation of the appraisal of current projects. The FFEM also remains attentive to new proposals for innovative projects.

Take care of yourself and your loved ones!


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A LOOK BACK AT THE FFEM’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT

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On 5 March 2020, the FFEM celebrated its 25th anniversary in the presence of Secretary-General Stéphanie Bouziges-Eschmann together with FFEM partners, former colleagues and friends.
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Stéphanie Bouziges-Eschmann: “the ffem has been producing innovative ideas for the environment for 25 years”

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The French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM) was launched after the first Earth Summit, in 1994. Since then, it has worked towards a single goal: to create synergies between environmental preservation and sustainable development in local communities. It has achieved this through innovation and a collaborative approach to problem solving, explains FFEM Secretary-General Stéphanie Bouziges-Eschmann.
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RESTORING COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS IN THE INDIAN OCEAN: A NEW FINANCING AGREEMENT

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On 20 February 2020 in Mauritius, Jean-Yves Le Drian, France’s Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, and Hamada Madi, Secretary-General of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), signed a new financing agreement for a project aimed at strengthening the resilience of coastal ecosystems in the Indian Ocean. The €10 million in financing is being provided jointly by the FFEM and AFD.
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PUBLICATION OF AN ONERC REPORT: “NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION”

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The publisher Documentation française is today publishing an information and recommendations report from the French National Observatory on the Effects of Climate Change (ONERC) for France's Prime Minister and parliament. It focuses on Nature-based Solutions (Sfn) for climate change adaptation. The FFEM contributed to this report through a case study of mangroves in Costa Rica and Benin.
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Event:Ocean-based solutions for climate action - feedback from the field and contributions from marine sciences

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A wide range of ocean-based solutions exist to limit climate change and its impacts on marine ecosystems, both in terms of mitigation and adaptation. The contributions of science and feedback from field experiences are essential to their translation into actions, so that global warming can be maintained well below 2°C, and societies and ecosystems can adapt.
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A LOOK AT THE INNOVATIVE NATURE OF ‘PROJECT RESSOURCE’ WITH CONSTANCE CORBIER-BARTHAUX

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Between 1960 and 2000, the number of water birds in the great Sahel wetlands declined by about 40%. Project RESSOURCE aims to significantly improve living standards for the local populations of these wetlands, for whom water birds represent a key resource in terms of food security and livelihoods. Constance Corbier-Barthaux, FFEM Head of Biodiversity Projects, discusses the project’s innovative approach.
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Publication of The FFEM at a glance: find out all about the FFEM

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With 120 million euros of financial resources being allowed for the 2019-2022 period, the FFEM has just renewed its strategy and defined new priority guidelines. What are the new themes covered by the FFEM? How is it organized? How to work with the institution?

The "FFEM at a glance" offers an overview of the FFEM's activities, its areas of intervention, examples of supported projects, and its financing tools.

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The FFEM publishes its 2019-2022 strategy

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With 120 million euros of financial resources being allowed for the 2019-2022 period, the FFEM sets a new strategy and defines its priority guidelines.
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