The zero-carbon transition will only be possible if all the stakeholders involved commit to it. If "The good day" was a success, it's because of just how committed all the various activists, NGOs, charities, companies, partners, researchers, students, schoolchildren, elected representatives and start-ups are, demonstrating that there is a need and a desire to get behind this common cause. Since limiting global mean temperature increase to below 2°C between now and 2050 is not enough, ENGIE wanted to assemble this wide and diversified panel of participants from all over the world so they could “get together and speed things up” and commit to a partner approach to the zero-carbon transition.
Participants got to hear Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena and French diplomat Laurence Tubiana discuss the future of cities and regions, for example, as well as a keynote address from psychologist and essayist Steven Pinker. Participants were also able to meet numerous societal stakeholders and people who are part of the social and solidarity economy in the event's “Good Galaxy” area. For example, the Start-up for kids association was there to teach the schoolchildren at the event how to code. And women from the Meet My Mama start-up, many of whom are from immigrant communities, were there to prepare meals – which proved highly popular among the visitors present. What's more, the whole venue used for the event was decorated with flowers supplied by Fleurs d’ici, the first ever company that sells flowers that are exclusively seasonal and local.