Turning the Paris Climate Agreement into Action

Turning the Paris Climate Agreement into Action

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Date: Thursday, April 14, 2016
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 17:00 - 18:00 (GMT) or convert time
Location: Preston Auditorium, World Bank Group HQ & Online

The world must move quickly to fulfill the promise of the climate change agreement reached in Paris four months ago and accelerate low-carbon growth, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said on the opening day of the Spring Meetings. More than 190 countries came together last December to pledge to do their part to halt global warming. The result was an unprecedented agreement to keep warming below 2 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial times, with the goal of limiting warming to 1.5° C. With the formal signing of the Paris Agreement just a week away, it’s time to seize the moment and make the financial argument for a shift to renewables, Kim said.

“This is an absolutely critical issue. We have to move now, because the real losers will be every single one of our children and grandchildren,” said Kim. He spoke at a livestreamed event, Turning the Paris Agreement into Action, with Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna, France’s Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy Ségolène Royal, Morocco’s Minister of Economy and Finance Mohamed Boussaid, and Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England and chairman of the G20’s Financial Stability Board.

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Featuring

President, World Bank Group
Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Canada
Minister of Environment, Energy and the Sea, in charge of International Relations on Climate, President of CoP 21, France
Minister of Economy and Finance, Morocco
Governor, Bank of England & Chair, Financial Stability Board
Moderator, France 24