Buhari for ‘One Planet Summit’ in Paris


President Muhammadu Buhari will participate alongside over 50 world leaders in the One Planet Summit in Paris, France tomorrow.

The summit, jointly organised by the United Nations (UN), the World Bank Group and the French Government in partnership with non-governmental organisations concerned about reversing the negative effects of climate change, like Bloomberg Philanthropies, holds at the eco-friendly La Seine Musicale, situated on the picturesque Seguin Island in western Paris.

The main focus of the summit, with the theme, “Climate Change Financing,” according to the organisers, will be to innovatively pool public and private finance “to support and accelerate our common efforts to fight climate change.”

Recognising that all countries are affected by the effects of climate change under “One Planet” but some are more vulnerable, the summit seeks for tangible collective action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The President, who will depart for Paris today, accompanied by the governors of Adamawa, Kano and Ondo states, and the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Environment, will return to Abuja on Thursday.