Do you know what the overview effect is? During spaceflight, astronauts have a unique vision of the Earth: a tiny sphere in the middle of the universe.
A unique and fragile ecosystem in which each and every one of us lives and breathes.
Our challenge today is to fulfil our common destiny.
Are we able to unite to take tangible action together?
This should only be a rhetorical question since we do not have a plan B as there is no planet B.
On 12 December 2017, two years to the day after the historic Paris Agreement was concluded, we will provide new tangible responses to this question.
A main focus of this event will be to determine how those working in public and private finance can innovate to support and accelerate our common efforts to fight climate change.
The three aims of the
One Planet Summit
1. Take tangible and collective action
There are solutions, let’s roll them out globally and locally as swiftly as possible.
Let’s be creative and resourceful in adapting our systems to the inevitable changes and step up our efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
3. Support one another
We are all affected by climate change, but some of us are more vulnerable than others. Let’s work together for the good of all and increase our support even more to the countries and peoples who need it most.
How can we do this? By putting forward new and tangible actions and ideas (ClimActs) that involve all public and private stakeholders.
We are ONE planet.
The program of December 12th
Welcoming of participants
- Panel 1: Scaling-up finance for climate action
- Panel 2: Greening finance for sustainable business
- Panel 3: Accelerating local and regional climate action
- Panel 4: Strengthening policies for ecological and inclusive transition
Lunch Break and animations
- Opening speech by co-presidents
- Panels restitution
- Presentation of the main announcements per theme
- Questions and Answers
- Final words