Over 25 years of solutions

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For nearly 30 years, FFEM has been listening to scientists, orientating strategy around international conventions and agreements, innovating and taking up global environmental and development challenges.
The highlights of FFEM
1992
1992
Photos FAO-signature RESSOURCE project (11)© FAO

First Earth Summit at Rio.
Signing of the three agreements on biological diversity, climate change and the fight against desertification.

 

1994
1994
logo FFEM

Establishment of the French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM).

 

1997
1997
Crédit Notre Grand Bleu

The FFEM is one of the first bilateral funding partners working in the Mediterranean basin to conserve the biodiversity of coastal and marine environments.

It finances renewable energy-based rural electrification projects in remote areas.

 

1999
1999
AVNC LamontagneCosmos

The FFEM commits to promoting energy efficiency in buildings.

2000
2000
baobab rampant Iles de la Madeleine - Sénégal © G Mauvais UICN

The first sustainable agriculture projects to combat desertification are financed in Saharan and Sahelian countries.

The FFEM supports the integrated management of watersheds and coastal areas.

 

2004
2004
© Didier Gentilhomme_2, AFD

The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants comes into force.

The FFEM supports its first projects for the elimination of pollutants and promotion of alternatives to their use.

 

 

 

2005
2005
Crédit ALEXISHUGUET (4)

The FFEM launches the first Small- Scale Initiatives Programme which relies on civil society organisations for biodiversity conservation.

The Kyoto Protocol comes into force.

 

2007
2007
Myanmar © Aung Naing OO-AFD

The FFEM places greater emphasis on projects that combat climate change. In particular, the Fund supports its first climate change adaptation projects.

2010
2010
Sailfish _Istiophorus platypterus_pez vela © Wildestanimal-Shutterstock

The FFEM adds protection of the high seas to its strategy.

2013
2013
Senegal_Niomoune_Sunna_Design

The FFEM sets up the Private Sector Innovation Facility in the area of climate change (FISP-Climat).

 

2015
2015
COP21

Paris Climate Agreement.

Adoption of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The FFEM pursues its integrated approach to environmental conservation and development.

 

2019
2019
Présentation Stratégie FFEM_Parties prenantes © Camille Martin (6)

30% increase in the resources allocated to the FF EM by the French government to finance projects over the period 2019-2022.

The FF EM makes the circular economy, rational waste management and the fight against pollution a key direction for its strategy.

 

2021
2021
Signature PPI_UICN2021

International momentum for biodiversity and climate: IUCN World Conservation Congress, Biodiversity CoP, Climate CoP.