Kenya will host world leaders, heads of state, business leaders and non-state actors in the Third edition of the one planet summit in Nairobi. The summit will be co-chaired by president Uhuru Kenyatta and France president Emmanuel Macron during the fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4), on 14 March 2019.
The summit Organized by the Government of France, with the UN, the World Bank Group and Bloomberg Philanthropies, aims to accelerate and step-up climate action to deliver high-impact outcomes for African populations and to protect biodiversity in Africa. While Africa is responsible for only 4% of global greenhouse-gas emissions, 65% of the African population is considered to be directly impacted by climate change. This first regional edition of the One Planet Summit will therefore highlight the unique role of Africa as a global partner facing both challenges and opportunities, in particular in the field of innovative solutions for adaptation and resilience.
The second edition of the One Planet Summit reviewed progress on commitments taken in 2017 and announced a variety of new initiatives to accelerate implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change. The report titled, ‘One Planet Summit: The Review of the Commitments,’ released at the conclusion of the event, describes 30 actions being taken under 12 broader commitments that span 150 countries. https://www.oneplanetsummit.fr/sites/default/files/2018-09/OneplanetSummit_ReviewOfTheCommitments_VGB_1.pdf The report also describes announcements and commitments made at the 2017 One Planet Summit, reviews accomplishments and implementation to date, and outlines next steps to be taken.
Some of the announcements made at the second edition of the summit include establishment of research innovative agendas to build on support climate action, lead efforts on climate finance, encourage more climate friendly and sustainable finance innovations. https://www.oneplanetsummit.fr/sites/default/files/2018-09/Fact%20Sheet%20Annoucements%20-FINAL%20V4_0.pdf
The Summit will bring together high-level officials and inspiring voices from youth, and civil society to showcase concrete achievements and breakthrough initiatives, and trigger new coalitions and commitments.