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One Planet Summit: Macron Receives King Mohammed VI and Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan

Macron Receives King Mohammed VI and Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan

Rabat – King Mohammed VI and Prince Moulay El Hassan took part in a luncheon hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron on December 12 in honor of the heads of state and delegations attending the One Planet Summit climate change conference held in Paris.

The Sovereign was also greeted by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, and France’s First Lady, Brigitte Macron.

The participation of Crown Prince Moulay Hassan in the summit also marks his first steps on the international scene. This move is reminiscent of that of his father who, as Crown Prince, made his first official appearance in an international summit in Rio in 1992 at the Earth Summit. The King recalled the experience in his speech at the COP22 in Marrakech in November 2016.

The summit, which is organized jointly by France, the United Nations, and the World Bank in partnership with non-governmental organizations, will mark the second anniversary of the adoption of the Paris Agreement.

Gathering more than 50 heads of state and government in La Seine Musicale, the main focus of the summit, which will revolve around “Climate Change Financing,” is to take further action on the financial front of the objectives of the Paris Agreement.

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.

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 state news agency MAP.

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