Rabat – King Mohammed VI will take part in the One Planet Summit on Tuesday, December 12, in Paris, announced the Ministry of the Royal Household, Protocol and Chancellery in a statement on Monday.
The summit, which is organized jointly by France, the United Nations, and the World Bank in partnership with non-governmental organisations, will mark the second anniversary of the adoption of the Paris Agreement.
The summit will welcome more than 50 heads of state and government in La Seine Musicale, a new cultural center built on Île Seguin in the Hauts-de-Seine and inaugurated in April 2017.
The main focus of the summit, which will revolve under the theme of “Climate Change Financing,” is to take further action on climate, notably on the financial front to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement both in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting the environment of populations in the face of the consequences of climate change.
The summit will be mainly devoted to the mobilization of funding to advance concrete projects in all areas of the fight against climate change: renewable energies, clean transport, agriculture, buildings and sustainable cities, and the protection of the population from the impacts of climate change.
The goal of the One Planet Summit is to bring together all key players in the world of finance and climate to build the tools, alliances, and initiatives essential to the greening of finance and accelerate the implementation of climate projects on field.
“This summit in Paris must boost the financial support going to help poor communities adapt to climate change,” said Oxfam.
The participation of King Mohammed VI at this summit “confirms his strong commitment to the preservation of the environment, a commitment that was also noticeable on the occasion of COP 22,” reported news state agency MAP.