One Planet Summit 2018: Europe sustains its leadership on climate action

The European Commission was at the One Planet Summit in New York on 26 September to present to global leaders the progress made on the ambitious initiatives it revealed in Paris last year.


Europe is committed to leading the fight against climate change. To underline its leadership, the Commission presented a comprehensive set of 10 transformative initiatives, the Action Plan for the Planet, at the inaugural One Planet Summit in Paris last December.


In New York this year, Vice-Presidents Maroš Šefčovič and Valdis Dombrovskis and Commissioner Neven Mimica have updated Heads of State and Government, businesses leaders and civil society on the main achievements to date under these initiatives in support of climate action.


Vice-President Šefčovič highlighted the steps taken in support of Europe's coal and carbon-intensive regions as well as the work carried out with cities to accelerate the deployment of disruptive clean technologies.


Vice-President Dombrovskis stressed the importance of making sustainable finance the new normal, presenting the proposals the Commission put on the table in May addressing EU financial sector.


Commissioner Mimica announced €10 million for the Pacific region under a joint initiative to build an international coalition to help the region adapt to the challenges climate change brings and to increase resilience.


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