Activity related to low GHG and energy consumption and resilient buildings
The program is subdivided into two priority action areas:
Institutional Policies and Frameworks – sustainable development needs certain conditions in order to become reality. Thus efforts will have to be made to change economic policies and regulatory frameworks in order to adapt them to a new social and economic context. Specific objectives in this area are:
Support local capacities that integrate environmental factors into social and economic policy at the national level. Within this framework, IFDD also works to help countries harness adequat planning and implementation methodologies for sustainable development.
Develop the required knowledge and expertise in Francophone countries to face the environmental challenges of tomorrow’s world, identify areas of substantial agreement and to ensure a proactive contribution of the Francophone countries to the international debate on sustainable development.
Natural Resource Management – priority actions are aimed at supporting Member States’ efforts to manage ecosystems and biological resources in a sustainable manner, this includes :
supporting the development of action plans encompassing the scientific, technical, social and economic issues that are important in desertification processes, water resources, biodiversity and forests;
promoting capacity building in projects formulation, financial resources mobilization and access to the appropriate technology.
In order to fulfil its objectives, IFDD organizes specialized training seminars and workshops, makes available and edits information for professionals working in the relevant fields and finally mobilizes Francophone expertise in these areas.