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The French Environment and Energy Management Agency


The French Standards Association

Agenda 21

A plan of actions for the twenty-first century, adopted at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro by 182 countries. Its aim is to combine the components of balanced development with a view to achieving economic development, social equity and the preservation of resources.
Agenda 21 may be applied globally, nationally and locally by private-sector companies, municipalities and governments. The actions are developed and implemented in consultation with partners: citizens, community organizations, economic players, etc.


(French securities and exchange commission) The AMF, established by the French Financial Security Act of August 1, 2003, was formed by the merger of the Commission des Opérations de Bourse (COB) and Conseil des Marchés Financiers (CMF). Its missions include those inherited from those two organizations, namely establishing the principles of organization and operation of the financial markets, overseeing their operation and ensuring the protection of shareholders. The Act also gave AMF the authority to supervise financial investment advisers and oversee rating agencies and financial analysts.