In line with his constant commitment to the protection of the environment and the fight against climate change, the President of the Republic, His Excellency Paul BIYA, took part in the “One Planet Summit” in Paris on 12 December 2017.
Co-chaired by French President Emmanuel Macron, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, the summit held at the Seine Musicales – Seguin Island.
It brought together some 60 Heads of State and Government, representatives of international finance and major global companies. Convened two years after COP21, which culminated in the signing of the historic Paris Climate Agreement, “One Planet Summit” aimed to rekindle the flame of countries’ commitment to fight climate change and to promote the mobilisation of funding for climate actions.
- zero pollution transport;
- expansion of carbon pricing in line with the objectives of the Paris Agreement;
- coalition of businesses and market authorities working to better address climate risks;
- public development banks commit to align their financing with the Paris Agreement;
- launch of the one planet sovereign wealth fund working group;
- the biggest investors working for the climate;
- address extreme events in Island States;
- protect land and water against climate impact disruption;
- mobilise young people to work for the planet;
- alliance of cities and regions for low-carbon public procurement and more accessible climate finance;
- move towards a zero-emission world;
- and phase out energy sources of the past.