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International Climate Financing: “Francophonie” in Action

Adapting to climate change

- Climat’Eau: Fighting the effects of climate change through a multisector systemic partnership

This multisector partnership, funded by the government of Quebec, is set in a lakeside community of 120,000 inhabitants in Sô-Ava, Bénin where water is at the heart of the life and survival of the population and where the effects of climate change pose serious threats to the population.It was conceived with a systemic approach aimed at building resilience of populations against the effects of climate change and rests on 4 key pillars, ie awareness building, water treatment, the development of a business ecosystem and academic research on participative governance.The partnership is pushing boundaries and innovating, in part through the strong interest and active participation of the partners, the national authorities and new stakeholders, and is now exploring implications around agriculture and waste management.The conference will demonstrate how such multisector partnerships are ideally suited to address global complex economic, social and environmental issues.

- Integrated waste management in Gonaïves (Haïti) - a concrete GHG mitigation project

The integrated waste management project is composed of three main pillars: • A collection service for urban and agricultural residual materials; • The construction and operation of a technical landfill site (TLS); • The production of electricity from landfill gas coupled with a photovoltaic power plant.As of 2021, the technical landfill site (TLS) will receive urban waste from the commune of Gonaïves. The TLS will feature a weighing station for garbage trucks, a leachate collection and treatment facility, and a biogas capture and flaring system. By 2025, the TLS will be able to receive about 100,000 tons of waste. A 1 MW biogas powered plant will be functional by 2025. In order to attain faster revenue generation, thus financing the chain of operations on the TLS, a 2 MW solar-powered plant will be installed by 2022. Running two types of power plants in parallel will level electricity production around the clock and adapt to demand - the TLS acting as a biogas (i.e. energy) storage.

- French tools to fight climate change

Since the Paris Agreement, France made a commitment to be more involved about climate change in developing countries, in particular French-speaking countries. Within the framework of this policy, several actions and tools are set up. The financial tools are operated by the French Agency of Development and the GEF. ADEME follows particularly 3 big programs: - The PEEB program - The access to energy - The Mobilize you city program, on the urban transport schemes