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One Planet Summit drives forward climate action

12 December 2017

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On 12 December 2017, two years after the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement was adopted, Heads of State, governments, civil society and the private sector gathered in Paris to drive forward climate action and financing of a Greener future.

Convened at the request of French President Emmanuel Macron, World Bank President Jim Kim and UN Secretary-General António Guterres, the One Planet Summit launched new initiatives that assist in ramping up financial flows to developing nations as they implement their climate action plans under the Paris Agreement.

Finance is crucial for countries to green their economies and to build resilience to the inevitable impacts of climate change, which include more frequent and more severe droughts, flooding and storms.

Source: World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Image credit: One Planet Summit  - French President Emmanuel Macron at the One Planet Summit.