France to back push for Global Pact for the Environment [fr]
President Macron made the pledge to play an active role in a campaign aimed at securing a global pact to protect the human right to a clean and healthy environment at a meeting at Sorbonne University on June 24th 2017. Politicians, legal experts and activists presented him with draft proposals for the Global Pact for the Environment.
Attendees at the Sorbonne included former California governor turned green activist Arnold Schwarzenegger and former United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon. It was chaired by former prime minister Laurent Fabius, who chaired the 2015 conference on climate change.
Emmanuel Macron declared “On the basis of this draft proposal, I pledge to act ...so that the work initiated continues, so that we reach a text, convince our partners, place these efforts under the aegis of the U.N ... and from September have the basis of a world environment pact”.
On September 20th 2017 will be held “The Conference on a Global Pact for the Environment“ during the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly.
CCSI and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), under the guidance of Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on the SDGs, and Laurent Fabius, President of the Constitutional Council of the French Republic, will host a one-day conference to present and discuss the blueprint for a Global Pact for the Environment. The conference will build on the successful June 2017 launch of the Global Pact in Paris, which brought together prominent leaders to discuss the draft pact and its role in moving the environment and development agendas forward.