ADEME (Environment and Energy Management Agency)

A public industrial and commercial institution under the joint supervision of the Ministry of  of Ecological and Solidarity Transition and the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation. ADEME takes part in implementing public policies in the fields of environment, energy and sustainable development.

AFD (French Development Agency)

This financial institution forms the core of the French official development aid system. Its mission is to participate in funding development, essentially in poor countries. The AFD supports public authorities, the private sector and local voluntary sector networks in implementing economic and social projects on five continents and in the French overseas territories.


Every year, the Co-operation Office of the European Commission devotes more than 7 billion euros of foreign aid to more than 150 countries and territories, in particular by building long-term partnerships.

French Global Environment Fund (FFEM)

The FFEM is a bilateral public fund created in 1994 by the French government after the Rio Summit. It aims at facilitating the protection of the global environment in sustainable development projects in developing countries and countries in transition.

French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs

The Department of International Co-Operation and Development represents the French government within European bodies and at workshops concerning climate change and development. The MEAE takes part in the main international development aid programmes and networks dealing with energy and climate change.

Institut de la Francophonie pour le développement durable

This energy and environment institute is a subsidiary of the International Organization of La Francophonie. It was set up in 1988 by heads of state and government of the French-speaking countries wishing to undertake joint action aimed at developing the energy sector in member countries. In 1996, its remit was widened to include the environment.

OPEC Fund for International Development

The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) is the development finance institution established by the Member States of OPEC in 1976 as a collective channel of aid to the developing countries. OFIDworks in cooperation with developing country partners and the international donor community to stimulate economic growth and alleviate poverty in all disadvantaged regions of the world.

UNDP (United Nations Development Programme)

UNDP is the United Nations’ global development network. It advocates change and acts as a bridge for countries to access the necessary knowledge, experience and resources to improve their populations’ lives. The United Nations Development Programme is supporting the efforts of governments and communities in 166 countries to identify their own solutions to national and global development challenges.

UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme)

UNEP’s mission is to show the way and encourage co-operation to protect the environment. It also strives to be a source of inspiration and information and a tool for states and communities to improve their own quality of life without jeopardizing that of future generations.

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