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For 24 years, FFEM has been working to reconcile the conservation of the environment and sustainable development in developing and emerging countries.

FFEM has set the priority of acting to protect the global environment in order to promote sustainable economic and social development in the countries where it operates.
In practical terms, FFEM provides grants for development projects in six areas:
  • Climate
  • Biodiversity
  • International waters
  • Land degradation, including deforestation
  • Chemical pollutants
  • Stratospheric ozone layer
     
FFEM is committed to working with all types of actor in connection with its thematic areas of operation:
  • From the public sector
  • From the private sector
  • From civil society, NGOs
  • From research
  • Territorial authorities
  • Donors
  • Or international environmental conventions...

 


A laboratory for innovations and pilot actions

FFEM places innovation at the center of its action.

It promotes innovative actions which test new methods or techniques that provide a response to global environment problems.

Its objective is to test solutions and learn lessons in order to subsequently facilitate their dissemination and deployment in other geographical areas or/and on a larger scale, by other donors or commercial banks from the North or at local level.


 
Since its creation in 1994, FFEM has allowed over 300 projects reconciling environmental protection and economic growth to come into being and serve as models for the implementation of environmental projects and policies on a larger scale. It is a laboratory for innovations that facilitates the links between research and development.
 
Its objective?

  • SUPPORT PROJECTS IN THE FIELD
  • PROMOTE INNOVATIVE INITIATIVES WITH ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CO-BENEFITS
  • PROMOTE ACTION AND EXPERIENCE SHARING
  • MOBILIZE MULTI-STAKEHOLDER PARTNERSHIPS
  • FACILITATE CONSULTATION AND SHARED GOVERNANCE

FFEM’s financial resources

FFEM’s resources stand at EUR 90m for the period 2015-2018.
FFEM’s resources are replenished by the State budget and are renewed in 4-year cycles.
  • The current cycle covers the period 2015-2018.
  • They are replenished every four years.
  • For 2015-2018, the resources stand at EUR 90m.
  • Between 1994 and 2016, they stood at EUR 435m.
FFEM’s financial resources come in addition to France’s contribution to the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
They allow France to continue and scale up the implementation of innovative actions, integrating global environmental issues in the development projects of emerging or developing countries.

The activities of FFEM, a bilateral fund, differ from those of GEF, its multilateral counterpart, through:

  • The priority given to operations in Africa and the Mediterranean
  • Its partnerships with Francophone actors
  • The innovation it promotes
  • Its strong focus on mainstreaming environmental components into development projects.

While FFEM earmarks 70% of its financial commitments for Sub-Saharan Africa and the Mediterranean, GEF earmarks 25%.

Projets