As climate change becomes more tangible than ever, even more bold and rapid collective action must be taken. With a vision to move from negotiations and planning to implementation, the COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh will be a key moment to mobilize for climate action and will serve as a stepping stone towards the December COP15 on biodiversity which will be held in Montreal. The One Planet Summit will be there just like every year.
For the last five years, the One Planet Summit has catalysed commitments from public and private actors from across the globe to raise the ambition of the international community for nature and climate. While our last summits were focused on biodiversity (January 2021) and oceans (February 2022), tackling climate change through climate finance remains at the core of our DNA with the first summits in 2017 and 2018 dedicated to the issue. Altogether, the One Planet Summits were key moments in moving global action forward through strong commitments on climate as well as on oceans and biodiversity.
Through the One Planet dynamic, more than 40 multi-stakeholder coalitions and very concrete initiatives have emerged or have been scaled up, with already very tangible operational results. In total, more than 130 States are directly involved in One Planet coalitions, with the goal to accelerate the ecological transition on all continents. The One Planet network seeks to mobilize all stakeholders to deal with both specific and systemic issues. From blended finance initiatives to multi-actor coalitions committing to preserve natural ecosystems, the initiatives put forward during One Planet Summits have addressed the most pressing environmental issues and have delivered for climate. See our coalitions here.
At COP27, the One Planet Summit team will lead a closed session on the preservation of vital carbon reserves and biodiversity at the level of heads of State and governments as well as contribute to a series of events, including to the rich program of the French pavilion.