One Planet Lab 2019 

In 2019, the One Planet Lab has formulated a number of recommendations and proposed actions around the following work streams:

  • The fight against global warming: maintain and increase the mobilization of stakeholders, particularly through the carbon neutrality coalition (objective of expanding the coalition and engaging new countries); identify sectors with high stakes in reducing emissions and, in particular, recommit stakeholders to energy efficiency
  • Oceans protection: strengthen the fight against pollution, particularly plastic pollution, through commitments from the private sector (shipping, fashion industry)
  • Biodiversity preservation : with a focus on sustainable land use and the deployment of agro-ecology
  • Mobilization of finance: Mobilization of multilateral development banks and international development finance institutions in the face of the challenges of financing global public goods in the 21st century; strengthening the adoption of extra-financial reporting standards (TCFD); strengthening mechanisms for financing green infrastructure.

One Planet Lab 2020

While the pandemic hit the world, the One Planet Lab has come together to reaffirm that preserving the environment, fighting climate change and preserving biodiversity are pillars of a more resilient and just society. The crisis and its origins have reinforced the awareness of public and private actors. This crisis must be a driving force for accelerating the transformation of the economy, enabling the transition of the most impactful sectors, promoting job creation and continuing the transformation of the financial sector.

One Planet Lab 2021

The world is being experiencing a massive and unprecedented crisis: a global health crisis with social and economic consequences that are far from over.  At the same time and a global change of our environment we are not adapted yet . At the same time, our societies are not yet adapted to the ongoing global change in our environment. Yet there are many environmental alarms: the latest IPCC report and the UN 2021 shows that we are on track for a catastrophic global temperature rise of around 2.7 degrees Celsius.  The awareness has never been at this maximum and yet, the efforts are not at the levels needed.

In this tense political and social context, increasing collective mobilization and strengthening the collaborative dynamics of public, private actors is at the heart of the reflection carried out this year in the framework of the One Planet Lab. Its members are thus committed to the following areas of work:

 

Collaborating on Carbon pricing : international stakes and steps

Coherence between national carbon neutrality policies and strategies is a key element to meet the global ambition, and in particular that of carbon pricing policies. Redefining objectively the terms of the debate, the geopolitical and technical stakes as well as the instruments to be mobilized are part of the objectives of this work.

 

Scaling-up blended finance

Financing the ecological transition cannot only rely on public intervention. For several years, many institutional and private actors have been emphasizing the potential of blended finance to accelerate investments in climate, biodiversity or development. While many blended finance instruments are deployed on a relatively small scale, guidelines on the use of public investments for mobilizing private finance does not exist. Such guidelines would provide a legitimate framework for action to mobilize public finance for these purposes.

Find out more about the work of the Lab on blended finance and the complete report.

 

Financing the food system transition and the promotion of agro-ecology

Food systems are major levers in the fight against global warming and biodiversity degradation. As one of the main sectors impacting biodiversity and climate, it is also dependent on it and sources of solutions to fight climate change and biodiversity loss. A massive and rapid shift is contingent on finance mobilization, especially private finance, necessary to support companies and farmers in their transition.

 

Make circular economy a global reality : value chains and traceability at stake

Awareness of the limits of the actual consumption models has never been so important among the society. Although circular economy is key to the transformation needed in all sectors, it is still at a concept stage in the international discussion on environment. There is also an opportunity to rethink the value chain and a room for improvement for a higher level of traceability.