On 12 December 2017, the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, the President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim, and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, decided to refute fatalism in the face of the ecological emergency for our planet by calling together in Paris international leaders and committed citizens from around the world.
Together, on 12 December 2017, they launched an ambitious project to win the battle against climate change.
12 commitments were made, the One Planet Coalition was created. It will ensure that the commitments are kept. The coming months will be dedicated to implementing the commitments and we will meet again next year for a project meeting: the second One Planet Summit.

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.


Panel 1

Scaling up finance for climate action

Which instruments can we use to mobilize funding towards low carbon and climate adaptation projects?

Today’s investments are shaping the world of tomorrow. In order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change, the investments needed are in the range of trillions of dollars.

In this context, public finance has a key role to play, but it will not alone foster resilient and sustainable development for all. It should more specifically support the elaboration of long-term climate policies and leverage private finance.

Development finance institutions, be they national, regional, bilateral or multilateral are at the heart of this process. They have the capacity to shift financial flows towards a low-carbon economy, aligned with the Paris Agreement objectives.

The panel will demonstrate how the Paris Agreement framework sets a new mandate for public and private finance and why it is necessary to scale-up climate finance through public engagement and its leveraging effect on private investments

Co-chairs: Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs; Rémy Rioux, International Development Finance Club President; Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, World Bank Chief Executive Officer.

Panelists: M. Jean-Yves Le Drian - Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, France; M. Frank Bainimarama - COP23 President, Prime Minister of Fiji; Ms Patricia Espinosa - Executive Secretary, UNFCCC; M. Miguel Arias Cañete - EU Commissioner for Energy and Climate; M. Rémy Rioux - President, International Development Finance Club; M. Xie Zhenhua - Special Representative on Climate Change Affairs, National Development and Reform Commission, China; M. Howard Bamsey - Executive Director, Green Climate Fund; M. Akunwumi Adesina - African Development Bank President; Ms Kristalina Georgieva - CEO, World Bank; Ms Catherine McKenna - Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Canada; M. Mustapha Bakkoury - President, Moroccan Agency For Solar Energy; Ms Varsha Purandare - CEO, SBI Capital Markets Limited;

Side events

In parallel of the One Planet Summit on December 12, many side events are organized on December 10, 11 and 13 in Paris by public, private and civil society stakeholders in order to contribute to the mobilization and the implementation of concrete solutions towards greater climate action.

The One Planet Summit has been jointly organized with:

United Nations

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World Bank Group

The World Bank Group is a unique global organization of over 180 member countries and five institutions whose core mission is to provide sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries. Of the five institutions, the World Bank supports governments of low- and middle-income countries, and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) works with the private sector to unlock private investment and (...)


In partnership with:


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European Commission

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Bloomberg Philanthropies

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Global Convenant of Mayors

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We Mean Business

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