Statements made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development Spokesperson (Paris - September 27, 2016)
• Decentralized cooperation / Climate – Call for proposals for "Climat2"
Harlem Désir, Minister of State for European Affairs, will today receive Arber Ademi, Deputy Prime Minister of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) in charge of European Affairs.
The discussions will provide an opportunity to take stock of the political situation following the Przino Agreement, the implementation of the conclusions of the Paris Balkans 2016 summit in July, as well as our bilateral cooperation.
In preparation for COP22 and on the occasion of the Climate Change Summit for Non-State Actors due to take place in Nantes from September 26 to 28, the minister of foreign affairs and international development, in partnership with the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Marine Affairs, issued a second call for proposals in the area of climate change aimed at supporting decentralized cooperation in the fight against climate disruption. This initiative will be supported by the Schneider Electric Foundation and the Fondation de France. It aims to provide €2.5 million in funding to promote international cooperation projects involving local French authorities.
Eighteen projects have been submitted by local French authorities and their partners. Fourteen winners were selected in Africa, Latin America and Europe.
These projects form part of the 2016 Sustainable Urban Development Agenda, with the third UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) due to take place in Quito from October 17 to 20, 2016.