One month after the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit, the Green Climate Fund’s (GCF) High-Level Pledging Conference is a critical step for climate action and global commitment to the Paris Agreement. On 24th October 2019, the One Planet Event with GCF sought to explore synergies between OPS and GCF, as well as their unique sets of partners, to scale up innovative climate finance to help communities and countries at the frontline of climate change.
To tackle climate emergency, the UN Climate Action Summit took place in New York on September 23rd. The Summit showcased concrete and realistic plans to accelerate global commitments, highlighting the need for strong cooperation.
Taking place on March 14th 2019, the Summit brought together high-level officials, CEOs and inspiring voices from youth, and civil society to showcase concrete achievements and breakthrough initiatives, and trigger new coalitions and commitments. The participants announced the Africa Pledge, a serie of commitments to develop renewable energies and to protect biodiversity in Africa.
Six African countries launch a global initiative on investment mobilization in the context of the International Solar Alliance.
Benin, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Mali, Niger and Togo have officially launched a global initiative on investment mobilization in the context of the International Solar Alliance (ISA). The initiative is part of the ISA Program “Affordable finance at scale” and all ISA members willing to join are encouraged to rally it.
At One Planet Summit, African leaders commit to raise up to USD 1.4 billion to finance clean infrastructure projects in Africa
On the occasion of the One Planet Summit, H.E.M. Olusegun Obasanjo, Former President of the Republic of Nigeria and Patron to the AfroChampions Initiative, announced the creation of an international coalition of public and private stakeholders to fast-track sub-national sustainable infrastructure on the African Continent.