Climate summit seeks funds to fight climate change
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Polish Delegation at One Planet Summit in Paris, France.mp3
The One Planet Summit has been organized in Paris to mobilize the financial world to engage in global climate action.
World leaders and heads of state attend the Plenary Session of the One Planet Summit at the Seine Musicale event site on the Ile Seguin near Paris, France, 12 December 2017. Photo: EPA/Etienne Laurent/Pool Maxpp Out
“The world is losing the battle against climate change,” said French President Emmanuel Macron, hosting the Tuesday summit.
The international gathering was convened after President Donald Trump announced in June that the US would withdraw from the 2015 Paris climate agreement.
Krzysztof Jędrzejewski, expert of the Polish Climate Coalition, said in an interview with Radio Poland that "on one hand, there is Trump's administration, while on the other hand, we have enormous support fot the provisions of the [Paris ed.] agreement."
One of the key achievements of the summit, according to Jędrzejewski, was an announcement by the World Bank that it "will no longer finance upstream oil and gas."
The Polish delegation was led by deputy environment minister Paweł Sałek.