The One Planet Summit: public and private finance in support of climate action
On 12 December 2017, two years to the day since the historic Paris Agreement, the One Planet Summit aims to find new, concrete responses to the question: “are we capable of uniting to bring a concrete response to the climate challenge?” This issue is fundamental for the City of Cape Town because within the C40 cities network, the executive Mayor of the city of Cape Town and the Mayor of Paris share the same objectives, of delivering low-carbon and sustainable solutions.
The Earth is a unique and fragile ecosystem on which each and every one of us lives and act. Preserving that ecosystem is a priority: we have no Plan B, so there is no Planet B.
In order to be equal to our common destiny, we need to unite to take concrete action together.
How can stakeholders in public and private finance innovate to support and accelerate our common efforts to fight climate change? That is the question that will be central to the One Planet Summit on 12 December 2017.
The One Planet Summit aims to:
- =Act concretely and collectively: solutions exist and need to be deployed globally and locally as swiftly as possible.
- Innovate: by being creative and resourceful in adapting our systems to inevitable changes and stepping up our efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
- Support one another: we are all affected by climate change, but some are more vulnerable than others. For the common good, we need to work together and increase our support to the countries and peoples who need it most.
This Summit will be a forum putting forward new and tangible actions and ideas (ClimActs) involving all public and private stakeholders.
The Summit is being organized jointly by France, the UN 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 and the OECD.
For further information: https://www.oneplanetsummit.fr/