Speeches / Presentations


  • 12-December-2017

    English

    One Planet Summit: Investing in climate, investing in growth through green budgeting and clean energy finance

    Our response to the climate challenge will define our collective future for generations to come. We must act. We must act swiftly, collectively, and decisively.

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  • 11-December-2017

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    The High Level Breakfast on Institutional Investors and the Low Carbon Transition

    One focus of tomorrow’s One Planet Summit, organised by President Macron, is “to determine how those working in public and private finance can innovate to support and accelerate our common efforts to fight climate change.”

  • 21-November-2017

    English

    2017 Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum: Greening the Ocean economy: New Challenges for green growth

    The ocean is our new economic frontier. It is vital for our well-being, for sustainable development and for our planet. The ocean holds great resource wealth and potential for boosting economic growth, employment and innovation.

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  • 1-November-2017

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    Munk School of Global Affairs: Climate Action -Time for implementation

    I want to focus on the urgent and systemic issue of climate change, which is more than just an environmental problem. Just two days ago, the 2017 Lancet Countdown report was released, showing that climate change is already a critical public health issue, one disproportionately affecting the most vulnerable as well as those least responsible for anthropogenic warming.

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  • 18-September-2017

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    Equator Prize 2017 Award Ceremony

    Fossil fuels continue to dominate the energy mix, with both OECD economies and the BRIICS still relying on fossil fuels for more than 80% of their energy supply.

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  • 25-July-2017

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    Seminar “Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth”

    We gather as Governments around the globe strive to re-ignite growth while improving well-being, boosting productivity, reducing inequality and tackling dangerous climate change. That’s quite a challenge! We can succeed. But only if the economic solutions we design and implement are also green, resilient, sustainable solutions.

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  • 7-July-2017

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    G20 Leaders' Summit: Session on climate and energy

    We are on a collision course with Nature! All but one of the 16 warmest years on record since pre-industrial levels has occurred since 2001, with 2016 the hottest recorded (WMO, 2017).

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  • 23-May-2017

    English

    Petersberg Climate Dialogue: Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth

    Governments around the world are striving to re-ignite growth in their economies. Widening inequalities – often related to the economic slowdown – are forcing a rethink of how the benefits of growth are shared.

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  • 23-May-2017

    English

    International Conference: Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth

    This morning I was pleased to hand over to Chancellor Merkel the major OECD report, Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth. I took the opportunity to congratulate the Chancellor for putting the issue of climate squarely on the G20 agenda.

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  • 25-April-2017

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    Putting water at the centre of the global agenda

    We are here today because we think it’s time to put water at the top of our global agenda. It’s time to get our water act together. I want to thank the Council on Foreign Relations for hosting us as we launch this call. And I thank in particular PJ Simmons for introducing this discussion.

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