At the invitation of French President Emmanuel Macron, Gabon’s head of state Ali Bongo Ondimba will travel to Paris in the coming days, to take part in the “One Planet Summit” on December 12.
Ali Bongo Ondimba is expected on December 12 as part of the On Planet summit in Paris, told the press on Tuesday the spokesman of the Presidency of the Republic, Ike Ngouoni, at a press conference at the palace of seaside in Libreville.
Along with other international leaders, the Gabonese head of state will take part in the exchanges whose goal is to find ways and means to materialize the commitments related to the historic Paris agreement on the fight against climate change.
As the Gabonese head of state has consistently reminded us, “the Paris agreement has been a success. But it is now urgent to move from agreements to action. This is certainly the message that the number 1 Gabonese will again pass in Paris on December 12.
It must be remembered that Gabon is at the forefront of the fight against global warming and the preservation of ecosystems in Africa. The country has dedicated more than 80% of its territory to national parks, where has developed in recent years, eco-tourism activities.
The arrival of the Gabonese president is denounced by the grouping of the “Resistance Gabonese” which challenges the conditions of his election. “We call for a general mobilization to say NO to his coming,” said the leaders who want to organize a march between the Trocadero Square and the Embassy of Gabon (a few hundred meters away).
The 3 objectives of One Planet Summit
- Act concretely and collectively Solutions exist, deploy them globally and locally! As soon as possible.
Innovate Let’s be creative and smart to adapt our systems to inevitable changes and further accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Solidarity We are all affected by climate change, but some of us are more vulnerable. Let us work together for the good of all and support even more the countries and populations who need it most.
How? Presenting concrete actions and announcements (ClimActs) that engage all public and private stakeholders.
We are ONE ONLY planet!
See you in Paris on December 12th.