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3 questions to Thierry Déau, CEO of Meridiam

A founding member of FAST-Infra Group (FIG), Meridiam has specialized in tomorrow’s infrastructures since 2005. Today, with 11 offices on three continents and over 380 employees, the company operates in both developed and emerging countries in Europe, Africa and the Americas. Interview with Thierry Déau, President of FIG.

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How to triple renewable energies worldwide?

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and IEA are formal: in order to keep the Paris agreement on track, we should globally triple renewable energies generation and double energy efficiency (Read IRENA’s report).

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Year 2024 : works in progress!

COP 28 was a very intense time for FAST-Infra Group. FIG had the opportunity to introduce the FAST-Infra Label first self-assessed projects alongside the Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation and some of the project developers and promoters, such as Pentagreen and Citicore!

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How COP 28 helped Fast Infra group progress on its journey

Almost all sponsors and members involved in the development of the success of FAST infra initiative were present in Dubai for COP 28 ! A spate of events, panels and discussions held from December 1st to 8th provided the opportunity to celebrate the first achievements of this initiative launched by the One planet summit.

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Pioneering infrastructure project to receive the FAST-Infra label

On 3 December 2023, the Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation (GIB) and the FAST-Infra group (FIG) held a panel at COP28. Dedicated to presenting the FAST-Infra label and a pioneering project developed in Mumbai, which has successfully obtained the provisional label, this event took place in the LGMA pavilion, dedicated to multi-level government agencies and sponsored by Bloomberg Philantropies, one of GIB’s partners.

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BDN and FAST-Infra Group : towards Interoperability to accelerate the financing of sustainable infrastructure

As a result of the Dec. 6, 2023, Sustainable Infrastructure Panel hosted at the French pavilion at the Conference of the Parties 28 (COP 28), Finance to Accelerate the Sustainable Transition –  the Blue Dot Network (BDN) and Infrastructure (FAST-Infra) are pleased to announce their plans to collaborate and cooperate in their efforts to offer innovative solutions that will catalyze private sector investment in quality, sustainable, and climate-resilient infrastructure projects.

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FAST-Infra Group present at the “Finance in Common Forum” in Colombia

François Bergere, CEO of FAST-Infra Group, went to Cartagena (Colombia) to participate in the Finance in Common forum which took place from September 4 to 6, 2023, with more than 1,300 participants. During the round table co-organized with CDP “Using private investment as a lever for sustainable infrastructure”, he presented the different FAST-Infra tools, such as the fast infra Label and the digital collaborative platform.

His visit to Cartagena was an opportunity to meet various heads of public financial institutions and invite them to join FIG to accelerate the financing of sustainable infrastructure.

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Governments have allocated $1,340 billion to clean energy since 2020

Worldwide, governments have allocated USD 1.34 trillion to clean energy since 2020; at the same time, short-term spending to counter record rises in energy bills has ballooned amid the crisis.

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Paris – Summit for a new global financial pact

In November 2022, on the occasion of the G20 Summit and at the end of a COP27 with mixed results, Emmanuel Macron announced the organization of this international summit in Paris in June 2023. FAST-Infra Group will be present with several events.

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FIG’s side event at the Summit for a new global financial pact

On June 22 and 23, 2023, France will host the Summit for a New Global Financial Pact called for by French President Emmanuel Macron. This event takes place in an international context marked by the repercussions of multiple climate, energy, health and economic crises, particularly in the most vulnerable countries.

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