The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) is a public international financial institution established several decades ago. The mandate of AFD is to contribute to social and economic development through sustainable and inclusive growth, enhancing livelihoods and natural resource management. With operations in more than 90 developing countries across all regions, including least developed countries and small island developing states, AFD is actively engaged in climate change mitigation and adaptation actions across all sectors. AFD made a commitment of almost US$3 billion to climate finance last year, employing a range of financial instruments. AFD has delivered projects and programmes in renewable energy, energy efficiency, public transport, disaster risk management in urban areas and water resources management, improving livelihoods and well-being, adaptive agriculture and forestry. AFD sought accreditation with the GCF to utilize its experience in project delivery by offering support to national priorities in climate resilient development pathways. AFD also seeks to promote direct access to climate finance by strengthening the institutional capacities of national and regional entities.
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Improving farmers’ climate resilience and water use efficiency
03 Dec 2019 / The Green Climate Fund (GCF) signed today a funding agreement with the French Development Agency, Agence Française de Développement (AFD), to finance the Water Banking and Adaptation of Agriculture to Climate Change project in Northern Gaza.
Green Climate Fund and Qatar convene institutional investors to give boost to climate action
23 Sep 2019 / The Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the State of Qatar, represented by the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), have brought together major institutional investors to advance climate action in the margins of the UN Climate Action Summit.
GCF invests USD 270 million to catalyse African climate investment with AFD
26 Jun 2019 / Earlier this week, the Green Climate Fund and the French Development Agency (AFD) signed the agreement which will kick-off the implementation of the “Transforming Financial Systems for Climate” programme. The programme, targeting 17 countries in Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean, seeks to strengthen local financial institutions in the region and boost the private sector’s investments into renewable energy, energy efficiency, and climate resilience projects.