The “One Planet Summit”, a key climate change prevention event, has just taken place at the Seine Musicale exhibition center in the Parisian suburb of Boulogne-Billancourt.
Attended by various world leaders, including French President Emmanuel Macron, President of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, its aim was to pursue efforts to combat climate change by bringing together key figures in public and private finance.
The summit was held exactly two years to the day since the adoption of the Paris climate agreement, and the goal was to identify tangible, joint, innovative solutions to the growing threats posed by global warming. Organizers were hoping for around a dozen new agreements to be reached by the end of the one-day event.
The “One Planet Summit” consisted of four round tables: the first focused on scaling up finance for climate action; the second on green finance for sustainable business; the third on accelerating local and regional action against climate change; and the fourth on consolidating policies for the ecological and inclusive transition.
To coincide with the summit, a number of other climate change events were arranged in Ile de France (Paris region) by various public- and private-sector partners.
The “One Planet Summit” was organized by France, the United Nations and the World Bank, in partnership with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the We Mean Business Group, the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, the European Commission, the C40 Cities network, the OECD and Bloomberg Philanthropy.