Q&A: French aid chief on climate finance: 'It is just a question of action'

Rémy Rioux, CEO of Agence Française de Développement. Photo by: REUTERS / Eric Feferberg

UNITED NATIONS — Rémy Rioux, CEO of Agence Française de Développement and president of the International Development Finance Club, came to the United Nations General Assembly last week with a clear message: There are reasons for hope on climate and development financing.

“There are forces that are listening, creating coalitions, and that are redirecting their flows in support of climate and SDGs. This is something that is not very well perceived here,” the head of the French aid agency told Devex in a sit-down interview.

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    Amy Lieberman

    Amy Lieberman is the New York Correspondent for Devex. She covers the United Nations and reports on global development and politics. Amy previously worked as a freelance reporter, covering the environment, human rights, immigration, and health across the U.S. and in more than 10 countries, including Colombia, Mexico, Nepal, and Cambodia. Her coverage has appeared in the Guardian, the Atlantic, Slate, and the Los Angeles Times. A native New Yorker, Amy received her master’s degree in politics and government from Columbia’s School of Journalism.