Johannah Christensen CEO, Global Maritime Forum & Katharine Palmer, Shipping Lead, Climate Champions explain why the maritime industry is ready to lead the way in our transition to a clean, just, and resilient zero-carbon world.
The UN Climate Change High-Level Champions and the Marrakech Partnership are spearheading the race to a cleaner, safer, healthier and more resilient world. Through our campaigns, Race to Resilience and Race to Zero, we are elevating ambition and mobilizing credible climate action among cities, regions, businesses and investors.
UN Climate Change High-Level Champions: Contribution of the ‘All of Society’ Global Climate Action Agenda at COP27
The UN Climate Change High-Level Champions have taken stock of the contribution of non-State actors at COP27 with their closing event – COP27 Action Agenda: Progress & Priorities – wrapping-up a two week programme of over 50 events.
COP26 High-Level Climate Action Champion, Nigel Topping in his closing speech reflects on his three years in the role, and the collective task before all of society.
COP27 High-Level Champion for Climate Action, Mahmoud Mohieldin’s speech at the closing event, COP27 Action Agenda: Progress & Priorities, which wrapped-up a two week programme of over 50 events.
“If Green Corridors succeed, in 2030 zero-emission shipping will be a commercially viable option anywhere”
Green Corridors are specific shipping routes where the feasibility of zero-emission shipping is catalyzed by a combination of public and private actions. Jesse Fahnestock, Head of Research and Analysis at the Global Maritime Forum, explains why Green Corridors are fundamental to Shipping’s Race to Zero.
The Global Mangrove Alliance (GMA) in collaboration with the UN Climate Change High-level Champions have identified the need for a unified global approach towards mangrove conservation and calling for signatories to the “Mangrove Breakthrough” being launched today at COP27.
Framework launched to guide the development and purchasing of high-quality blue carbon projects and credits
A new set of principles to build investable, high-quality blue carbon projects to ensure positive outcomes for people, nature and climate, has been launched at COP27 by Conservation International, along with Salesforce and a global coalition of ocean leaders.
Network of industry leaders launch first-of-its-kind guide to accelerate uptake of sustainable aviation fuel
A new Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) pocket guide demonstrates to businesses how to lead the charge and implement SAF into their corporate net zero goals by committing to regular use of the fuel.
COP27 continues for a second week in Sharm El-Sheik, with discussions now moving to loss and damage – in which carbon removals can play a critical role. This pivot has been reflected in the number of events, discussions and policy announcements supporting carbon removals in the last week.
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Africa can lead the world in limiting emissions, drive climate restoration and orient Africa towards its strengths which translate into major new segments of economic opportunity, writes Jack Kimani, Founding CEO of the Climate Action Platform for Africa (CAP-A).
Africa Carbon Markets Initiative launched to dramatically expand Africa’s participation in voluntary carbon market
The new Africa Carbon Markets Initiative (ACMI), which was inaugurated today at CO27, aims to support the growth of carbon credit production and create jobs in Africa.
How new innovative financing mechanism N3F can drive a transformation of Africa’s food systems to both address climate change and provide a healthy and sustainable diet for all.
The Africa Green Hydrogen Alliance (AGHA) is holding its inaugural forum bringing together representatives from African governments, the private sector, civil society and development partners.
The Africa Green Finance Coalition (AGFC) will help bring African countries together to pool resources, share learning and create a pathway for increased flows of green investment capital to the continent.
“Africa for years has been experiencing the impacts of climate change and these are becoming more and more catastrophic. It has been our past, it is our present and might become our future if we don’t Act Now.” Ugandan Climate Activist, Evelyn Acham’s submission to the Our World in Your Hands project.
A sustainable and resilient agricultural sector is key to sub-Saharan Africa’s economic future. Here’s how solar water pumps can help.
“Many little children can no longer play outside as they would have some years back. The warming climate is shifting weather patterns in Zambia creating stronger and more frequent storms. In some months, the heat is unbearable” – Prudence Muchinouta’s letter to leaders.
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R2R Case Study: An accessible early warning system is supporting residents of Tuti Island, Sudan, to better respond to extreme weather events.
Since the late 2000s, Ørsted has taken a holistic approach to climate action, working across the 4 Climate Pillars outlined in the 1.5°C Business Playbook. But more must be done, argues Denmark’s largest energy provider.
Enhancing small-holder farmers’ access to agricultural finance and smart data for climate adaptation in Ecuador
Race to Resilience partner Scale for Resilience is championing access to climate finance, access to information and capacity building alongside YAPU Solutions, by providing technical assistance to support farmers to increase production, reduce risks and access micro credits.
Dr Elizabeth Hausler, Founder and CEO of Build Change, an organization that prevents housing loss caused by disasters, explains why everyone, from state to non-state actors, must drive the demand for resilient housing.
According to Ericsson’s peer-reviewed research, ICT solutions have the potential to enable 15% emission reductions across industries by 2030, while being responsible for only 1.4% of the global carbon footprint.
Our partner, Global Mangrove Alliance is working with Conservation International to use nature-based solutions along grey infrastructure to increase the resilience of 11 island villages in the Philippines.
Race to Zero member and one of the 50 largest pension funds in Europe, Pension Denmark, outlines the process of decarbonizing its entire value chain.
Race to Resilience partner Build Change and the Honduran Red Cross came together to develop an ambitious pilot for structural reinforcement and expansion of the houses affected by Hurricanes Eta and Iota in the Sula Valley of Honduras.