The greenhouse gases emitted by human activities to produce, consume and travel have a long-term impact on the environment and are the main culprits of global warming. The Paris Agreement enshrined the “zero-emission” objective, which the One Planet Summit initiatives hope to achieve through concrete solutions.

 

9

countries submitted long-term low-GHG development strategies

All CNC members

to submit strategy by 2020

3

additional signatory countries

Announcements

  • Commitment by signatories to develop long-term low-GHG emission and climate resilient development strategies in line with the objectives of the Paris Agreement, ahead of 2020
  • Recognition of the benefits of a transition to net zero GHG
  • Declaration signed by 16 countries (Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Sweden).
  • 32 cities also pledged to become emissions neutral by 2050
     

Accomplishments

  • Costa Rica, Norway, Portugal: strategy underway
  • Ethiopia: building out the strategy
  • Finland: strategy by 2019
  • France: revision underway
  • Iceland: initiating work
  • Marshall Islands: near completion
  • Netherlands: Climate Law
  • New Zealand: strategy in 2019
  • Sweden: carbon neutrality by 2045
  • CNC Plan of Action, website to be launched at Inaugural even - UNGA, 27/9/2018
  • CNC brings forward the importance of carbon neutrality at key international climate events
     

Next steps

  • Doubling of city pledges via C40
  • Participation of business via B-Team.
  • Communication around IPCC 1.5 Report. COP event on benefits of longterm strategies
  • Possible new country signatory:  Spain
" Having a good plan is not a sufficient condition for success. But not having one is always a recipe for failure."

Frank Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji

1/10

of governments’ spending on fossil fuels subsidies equals the amount spent on biodiversity

For 90%

of carbon emissions, carbon prices fall short of conservative estimates of the social cost of carbon. For 60% of emissions, the price is zero.

Announcements

  • Cross-country and cross-sectoral Collaborative working with governments, institutions and experts to embed environmental commitments within budgetary frameworks:
    • advances analytical groundwork
    • proposes, designs and tests practical tools needed to support green budgeting
    • provides coordinating platform to support peer learning, exchange good practices, and identify re-search priorities and gaps
    • offers targeted assistance for developing a Green Budget Strategy
       

Accomplishments

  • Increased political support on  ministerial level and growing recognition of the inter-relationships between budget, fiscal and environmental policies
  • Active engagement on expert level with first senior expert meeting on 22 May and 20 June 2018
  • Technical advancement in preparation of Green Budget definitions and underlying methods.
  • Report on “Green Budgeting practices in OECD and Partner Countries”

Next Steps

  • Complementary list of collaborative members
  • Second Green Budgeting Senior Expert Group (GPSEG) Meeting
  • December 2018: A focused OECD country case study to assess the  potential scope and limitations of green budgeting in France
  • Adoption of Green Budgeting practices on national level in Mexico for the upcoming 2019 budget.
“Our success meeting the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the SDGs require decisive action to make the ‘one planet’ we have a more sustainable place. The Paris Collaborative on Green Budgeting goes precisely in this direction by contributing to a step-change in how governments think and act in their budgetary process in order to address this defining challenge of our age.”
Angel Gurria, Secretary General, OECD

30+

International partners across the world

8

key climate-change-related issues observed: global warming; glacier melt; sea level rise; greenhouse gases; cities and air pollution; droughts; extreme precipitations and floods; freshwater reserves 5

Announcements

  • Instigated by the CNES, the Space Climate Observatory (SCO) provides data for monitoring the health of our planet.  Its objectives are:
    • Climate change and its impacts: Humankind, through anthropogenic causes and as victims (rising temperature and sea level, natural disasters)
    • Improve communication to all  stakeholders: policy-makers, society, research and academia
    • Closely linked to SDG indicators and Agenda 2030
       

Accomplishments

  • Launch of a first demonstrator of SCO case studies during the Toulouse Space Show (June 28th) including key contributions from China (air composition), Morocco (water resources) and African Basin Agencies (impact of floods in Niamey)
  • Opening of web platform
  • Agreement on SCO signed between CNES and China National Space Administration (CNSA) (25 June)
     

Next Steps

  • Other bilateral agreements are being prepared
  • Workshop on 2 and 3 October in Brisbane: EO Supporting Pacific Island Nations’ Environmental, Climate and Livelihood Needs
  • December 2018: International Charter/ agreement on SCO signed by international contributors at the one-year anniversary of the One Planet Summit