Organizers
29 - 30 MAY 2014
U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC, USA

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
ECOSYSTEMS, ECONOMY AND SOCIETY:
HOW LARGE-SCALE RESTORATION CAN STIMULATE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Agence Française de Développement

Agence Française de Développement, the financial institution and main implementing agency for France’s official development assistance to developing countries and overseas territories.

The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) is a public development finance institution that has been working to fight poverty and foster economic growth in developing countries and the French Overseas Provinces for seventy years. It executes the policy defined by the French Government. AFD is present on four continents where it has an international network of seventy agencies and representation offices, including nine in the French Overseas Provinces and one in Brussels. It finances and supports projects that improve people's living conditions, promote economic growth and protect the planet, such as schooling for children, maternal health, support for farmers and small businesses, water supply, tropical forest preservation, and the fight against climate change. In 2012, AFD approved €7 billion to finance activities in developing countries and the France's overseas provinces. The funds will help get 10 million children into primary school and 3 million into secondary school; they will also improve drinking water supply for 1.79 million people. Energy efficiency projects financed by AFD in 2012 will save nearly 3.6 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

www.afd.fr/en 

Organizers

The Conference has been proposed by

Veolia Institute

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Veolia Institute, environmental think tank dedicated to promoting foresight reflection on interactions between society and the environment

US Water Science and Technology Board

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Agence Française De Développement

AgenceFrancaiseDeveloppementThe financial institution and main implementing agency for France’s official development assistance to developing countries and overseas territories

International Union for Conservation of Nature

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ORGANIZERS

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