Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will be attending the One Planet Summit on climate change, hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace today.
The prime minister’s last public remarks on the subject were in late November, when he blamed climate change for the disastrous flooding in Mandra, Western Attica, which claimed over 20 lives.
The meeting will be attended by about 50 heads of state and of government, UN General Secretary Antonio Guterres central bankers, businessmen and NGOs.
The theme of the summit, chosen by Macron, is public and private funding of actions to combat climate change.
The three stated, overarching aims of the summit are to take tangible and collective action globally as soon as possible, to innovate in adapting to changes while stepping up efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and to ensure solidarity in managing the effects of climate change in countries that are the most vulnerable.
The four discussion panel topics at the summit are changing the scale of funding for climate-related actions, ecological funding for a viable economy, expediting local and regional actions on climate change, and bolstering public policy on a transition that is at once ecological and takes into account solidarity during the transition.