Description: The French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM) was created by the French Government in 1994 following the first Earth Summit, to implement sustainable development projects that integrate the preservation of global public goods, international solidarity and innovation in developing and emerging countries.
FFEM promotes innovative solutions in the fields of biodiversity, climate, international waters, land degradation, including deforestation, chemical pollutants and the stratospheric ozone layer.
All FFEM-funded projects are reported as Official Development Assistance.
In 24 years, 314 projects have already been financed, in over 120 countries, including 69% located in Africa and the Mediterranean.
The FFEM’s mission is to encourage developing countries to implement strategies and projects of sustainable development in the 6 following areas:
climate change ;
international waters ;
land degradation, including desertification and deforestation ;
persistent organic pollutants (POPs) ;
Projets funded by the FFEM help to implement organisational methods and techniques which have a new and innovative feature.
More information on the projects implemented by FFEM can be found here.