On 12 December 2017, the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, the President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim, and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, will address the ecological emergency for our planet by calling together in Paris international leaders and committed citizens from around the world.

Two years to the day after the historic Paris Agreement, it is time for concrete action. Many stakeholders are already taking action and will present projects illustrating the ongoing transition. Much remains to be done to achieve our goals: commitments will be made.

3 goals, 1 commitment: taking action together.

Adaptation, mitigation, mobilization. The Summit’s three key words will be discussed in the afternoon and each promoted by one of the three co-organizers: Antonio Guterres, Emmanuel Macron and Jim Yong Kim. The One Planet Summit is an alliance of hundreds of global leaders from all sectors, determined to demonstrate the power of collective action in addressing such a global issue as the fight against climate change. The aim is to find new means of financing the adaptation of our ways of life to inevitable transformations, of further speeding up the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and of ensuring climate issues are central to the finance sector.


Panel 4

Strengthening policies for ecological and inclusive transition

Which public framework can best support the transition towards a low-carbon and climate resilient economy?

Governments have a fundamental role to play to ensure the objectives of the Paris Agreement. If the mobilization of all is required to meet our goals, public policies must send strong economic and political signals so that all actors can deeply change their production and consumption patterns towards low-carbon solutions. In light of climate change impacts, which are already felt, it is also crucial to strengthen resilience and adaptation to protect even more citizens from extreme climate events.

The panel will demonstrate that deep transformations are already taking place in multiple sectors, such as transports and need to amplify and accelerate! Public policies must integrate long-term horizon by fixing for instance carbon neutrality objectives. In order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, giving them a price is also necessary. Finally, resilience and the capacity of our infrastructure to cope with climate impacts must be at the heart of our concerns.

Co-chairs: Nicolas Hulot, Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, France; Rafael Pacchiano, Environment Secretary, Mexico.

Panelists: M. Nicolas Hulot - Minister of the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, France; M. Rafael Pacchiano - Environment Secretary, Mexico; M. Angel Gurria - Secretary General, OECD; M. Achim Steiner - Administrator, UNDP; M. Roosevelt Skerrit - Prime Minister, Dominica; M. Gemedo Dalle - Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Ethiopia; Ms Isabella Lövin - Minister for International Development and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister, Sweden; Ms Laurence Tubiana - CEO, European Climate Foundation; Ms Monica Araya - Executive Director, Costa Rica Limpia; M. Henri Poupart-Lafarge - CEO, Alstom, Representative of the Hydrogen Council; M. Vidar Helgesen - Minister of Climate and Environment, Norway; Lord Nicholas Stern - Chairman, Grantham Research Institute; Ms Isabelle Melançon - Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change, Québec; M. Bertrand Badré - CEO and Founder, Blue Orange Capital;

Projects for our planet.

At the heart of the Summit, some 20 projects will be showcased. These projects will be presented during the round tables in the morning, the Climate Agora at lunchtime and during the afternoon sessions. They illustrate the fact that concrete local and global solutions exist to address the challenges we face. They need to be stepped up and replicated, and to serve as a source of inspiration around the world. They demonstrate that we are committed to a new world, to preserve the future of our one and only planet.

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La Seine Musicale

The One Planet Summit will welcome its participants in a stunning location. The crowning glory of Île Seguin in western Paris, La Seine Musicale was designed in a manner which pays tribute to the site and its industrial past.

Its contours follow the shape of the downstream end of the island. The Seine Musicale plays on reflections from the water: the Auditorium is located on the Seine and its wooden grid-shell seems to float on the river. A huge sail adorned with over 1,000m² of photovoltaic solar panels, revolving around the wooden dome, will follow the path of the sun. The Auditorium and its sail give this project a unique identity.

They are a new symbol for the western edge of Paris, reflecting the cultural outreach of La Seine Musicale and its ambition to be part of an eco-friendly future.


Side events

In parallel of the One Planet Summit on December 12, many side events are organized on December 10, 11 and 13 in Paris by public, private and civil society stakeholders in order to contribute to the mobilization and the implementation of concrete solutions towards greater climate action.

Practical information

The program beginning at 9:00, we suggest you to be at the venue from 7:30, to avoid queuing.

Given the high attendance and the security checks, gates will open at 7:30. Please note that it will be impossible to enter the venue between 13:30 and 15:30.

Each person coming to Ile Seguin must bring their badge and ID. No access to the Summit will be granted without both these documents. No badge will be delivered on December 12.

We strongly recommend that you use public transport:

  • METRO line 9 - final stop: Pont de Sèvres, exit 1 (take Quai Georges Gorse then Pont Renault bridge
  • BUS - station Pont de Sèvres
  • TRAMWAY line 2 - stops Brimborion or Musée de Sèvres, then take footbridge
  • TAXI/MINICAB: drop-off point on Vieux Pont de Sèvres, situated place Georges Besse - No drop-off point on island forecourt


  • Q-Park - île de Monsieur Sud (9 min. on foot) - D7 - Rue de Saint-Cloud, 92310 Sèvres
  • Indigo - Pont de Sèvres (10 min. on foot)
    82 rue de Sèvres, Quai Alfonse Le Gallo, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt
Access map Seine musical

The One Planet Summit has been jointly organized with:

United Nations

The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945. It is currently made up of 193 Member States. The UN has been a leader in assessing the state of the science through the reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Climate change is considered by the UN as the ultimate test for the global community to unite and meet a challenge that respects no borders. The UN System is committed to advancing solutions that (...)


World Bank Group

The World Bank Group is a unique global organization of over 180 member countries and five institutions whose core mission is to provide sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries. Of the five institutions, the World Bank supports governments of low- and middle-income countries, and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) works with the private sector to unlock private investment and (...)


In partnership with:


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European Commission

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The OECD, which provides a unique platform where governments work together to share experiences and seek solutions to various global challenges, (...)


Bloomberg Philanthropies

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Global Convenant of Mayors

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C40 Cities connects more than 90 of the world’s greatest cities, representing 650+ million people and one quarter of the global economy. Created (...)


We Mean Business

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Since 2008, the Hauts-de-Seine Departmental Council has been implementing a cultural policy centred around the Hauts-de-Seine culture valley (...)