5 March 2019

One Planet Lab: a unique initiative bringing together top names on the subject of ecological transition

One Planet Lab members met for the first time with the President of the Republic in attendance on 4 March 2019, following a morning work session in the presence of Brune Poirson. Their proposals will contribute to upcoming editions of international events on the climate.


"One Planet Lab" is an ideas laboratory composed of 31 French and international figures from the private, public, academic and voluntary sectors who have acknowledged expertise on questions of ecological transition.

Created by the President of the Republic on the occasion of the second “One Planet Summit” in September 2018, its aim is to help the Government identify and promote concrete goals with regard to climate policy.

Its three sponsors are Bertrand Badré (former Managing Director of the World Bank), Paul Polman, and Nick Stern (Professor at the London School of Economics). Other members include Ellen MacArthur (sailor and President of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation), Laurence Tubiana (CEO of the European Climate Foundation) and Emmanuel Faber (CEO of Danone). No other Head of State anywhere has such influential actors in his immediate circle to offer advice on the subject of ecological transition.

Its members have already been working together for 3 months, with four focuses:

  1. the fight against global warming,
  2. protection of the oceans,
  3. preservation of biodiversity,
  4. mobilisation of finance.

Their proposals will contribute to the next editions of the One Planet Summit, the French Presidency of G7 and the next UN climate summit.