Since its launch in 2017 by the President of the French Republic, the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the President of the World Bank Group, the One Planet Summit (OPS) has mobilized many partners around ambitious commitments to accelerate the ecological transition at the global level, including on nature protection.
The 4th edition of the One Planet Summit, which took place in Paris in January 2021, was dedicated to the challenges of protecting biodiversity and launched a dozen new initiatives for nature.
Barely 6 months later, the first tangible results are there and add to the results of the commitments of previous summits on nature.
The One Planet and its coalitions in the spotlight at the World Conservation Congress in Marseille
France hosted the World Conservation Congress of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in Marseille from September 3 to 11, 2021. OPS' partners contributed to the Congress with the results of their actions. Together, they showed that it is possible to act without delay for biodiversity.
The One Planet Summit and its coalitions were featured during the opening of the Congress, at an event dedicated to the One Planet Summit review on September 6 at 11am, but also at specific events for individual coalitions or OPS partners throughout the Congress.
The One Planet event on September 6 brought together ministers, heads of international institutions, business leaders and civil society actors such as the Rwandan Albanian and French Ministers of the Environment Mesdames Jeanne d'Arc Mujawamariya, Ornela Ҫuҫi, Barbara Pompili and Bérangère Abba, World Bank Managing Director for Development Policy and Partnerships Mari Pangestu, UN Environment Program Executive Director Inger Andersen.
Remy Rioux, Director General of the French Agency for Development, and President of IDFC, Ibrahim Thiaw, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, Chair and CEO of the Global Environment Facility, Yannick Glemarec, Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund, and Benigno López Benítez, Sector and Knowledge Vice President, Inter-American Development Bank, as well as the heads of Mirova, HSBC Pollination, La compagnie du Ponant, and L'Occitane, also joined this event.
Together they discussed the work of the One Plane Summit’s coalitions through (i) mobilizing public and private actors for biodiversity, (ii) transforming value chains towards a nature-positive economy, and (iii) innovation to finance conservation and ecosystem restoration.
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