One Planet Summit
On December 12, 2015, the 21st Conference of the Parties on Climate Change sealed in Paris an historic agreement, ratified since then, aimed at limiting the rise of temperatures related to the effects of climate change to 2°C, if possible 1.5°C by 2100.
The level of ambition requires an acceleration of our actions.
On the occasion of the One Planet Summit of December 12, 2017, we, the undersigned 89 French companies, representing an overall turnover of 1,500 billion euros and 6 million jobs worldwide, affirm the need to collectively change course, in order to bring about a drastic reduction of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
We fight climate change around the world, defining actions and developing solutions, products and services that significantly reduce GHG emissions. We want to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by several billion tons, particularl in the energy, transport, industry, building and agriculture sectors. Depending on our respective situations, we have already put in place several tools:
- 60 companies made commitments to reduce their emissions;
- 27 have an internal CO2 price;
- 42 are engaged in the Science-Based Targets initiative or are thinking about joining it;
- 34 have decided or intend to implement the recommendations of the Taskforce on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) with pragmatic methodologies.
Meeting this challenge requires accelerating the injection of public and private financial resources into research and investment. It is also necessary to establish interconnected carbon pricing mechanisms in the main economic regions This will enable economic actors to integrate climate issues into their decisions.
From 2016 to 2020, we expect at least 60 billion euros of industrial investment and R & D in renewable energy, energy efficiency, the deployment of sustainable farming practices and other low-carbon technologies, and at least 220 billion euros of funding for projects contributing to the fight against climate change. In addition, low-carbon investments amount to 15 billion euros in the developing nuclear generation and investment in natural gas as transitional energy amount to 30 billion euros over the same period.
Our commitment to the ambition of the Paris Agreement is anchored in a European perspective.
It is also a key challenge for the attractiveness and competitiveness of France and Europe. The signatory companies recommend that France and the European Union more systematically rely on the continent’s technological and scientific potential, its competitiveness and encourage an increasing cooperation between European actors.