Created in 1994 by the French government following the first Earth Summit, the FFEM works in partnership with public, private and civil society stakeholders from the North and the South, as well as with other donors and international organisations.
It provides funding for projects which locally generate environmental, social and economic benefits. These projects help preserve biodiversity, climate, international waters, land and the ozone layer, and they also combat chemical pollution.
The FFEM’s distinctive feature: to bet on pilot projects, to learn from them and share their innovations on a larger scale.
The funded projects are also supported by the member departments of its steering committee or by the AFD.
The FFEM secretariat is hosted by the AFD.