Projects for our planet.

At the heart of the Summit, some 20 projects have been showcased. These projects were 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.

Program of the Climate Agora

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#OnePlanet projects to reinforce the mobilization of financial actors towards climate action.

LDN Fund: A new investment model for the Planet (Video)

The LDN Fund is a pioneering, first-of-its-kind investment vehicle that leverages public money to raise private capital to finance climate and development objectives simultaneously. The initiative was brokered by the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, and is managed by Mirova, backed by a large international network of partners.

The Fund has turned the traditional approach to investment on its head: boldly uniting project leaders, farmers, public and private investors to redefine healthy and productive land as an asset. It has encouraged public funders to secure the risk taken by private investors – to achieve measurable sustainable impact on the ground.

The LDN Fund is well placed to kick start a revolution in sustainable development and entrepreneurship and accelerate progress to cover 25% of the gap left to meet the Paris Agreement. In the process, it can help achieve multi-benefits for the planet, including creating millions of green sector jobs, boosting food security and increasing adaptation and resilience to climate change.

Two years from Paris – The EU reconfirms its climate leadership

The Investment Plan for Europe, the so-called Juncker Plan, was launched in 2014 with three objectives: to remove obstacles to investment; to provide visibility and technical assistance to investment projects; and to make smarter use of financial resources. The Juncker Plan is central to deliver the economic growth and job creation, which President Juncker fixed as his Commission’s top priority.

The Juncker Plan is now set to trigger over €250 billion in investment across all Member States and support over 300,000 jobs. By 2020, we estimate it will have supported 700,000 jobs and triggered €500 billion in investment, adding 0.7% to EU GDP. These investments are being seen and felt by Europeans, whether it is support for the clean energy transition, transforming ports and airports, building new physical and digital infrastructure, helping the integration of refugees or focusing on fairness by supporting our social agenda. And these investments are providing a welcome boost for local economies, with a total of 332 financing agreements with local intermediaries approved so far, giving 528,000 small businesses and start-ups better access to finance.

C40 Cities Finance Facility: an initiative to help cities prepare projects to attract investment

Access to finance is one of the most significant barriers that mayors face in delivering climate change action and achieving their vision for low carbon urban development. This challenge is particularly acute in cities in developing countries which face a shortage of skills and expertise to take projects forward, thus preventing cities from securing investment for transformative infrastructure projects. The C40 Cities Finance Facility (CFF) was set up to address this issue. It provides technical assistance to support C40 cities in developing and emerging countries in preparing and delivering climate mitigation and adaptation projects.

A joint project of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the CFF is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). It also receives in-kind support for its Latin American operations from the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB).

Paris: green fund

Paris Green Fund is a local green investment fund and an unprecedented legal and financial tool enabled by the Act on the status of Paris adopted in early 2017. It aims to raise private finance and inject it into innovative companies developing solutions in the area of the ecological transition. This initiative has received the support of the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC), which is a partner of Paris in the preparation phase of the fund, as well as the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) and Paris EUROPLACE under its Finance for Tomorrow initiative aimed at making the Paris financial centre a model for green finance. A first round of fundraising is planned by summer 2018 with an investment target of €150 million.