Race to Zero

Google CSO Kate Brandt: In 2023, terms like “carbon footprint”, “charging station” and “solar energy” reached all-time highs

Google Chief Sustainability Officer, Kate Brandt explains why a CSO’s daily work is no longer simply confined to decarbonizing a businesses. For Google this means empowering individuals, businesses, organizations and governments with quality information through products and platforms, and by helping drive systems change to accelerate climate action.

Youth & Civil Society

The Climate Champions Youth Fellowship 2024

Find out if you are eligible for our paid fellowship programme, and apply before 10pm GMT on Wednesday 10th April   Young people and future generations are environmental stewards of the future. Many are also leaders and subject matter experts today. The Climate Champions Team, in support of the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions, are […]

Water

Salt resistant crops and the race to secure the resilience of smallholder farmers in Egypt’s Nile Delta

For Egypt’s Nile Delta, a critical area for the country’s agriculture and home to a quarter of its population the impacts of climate change are looming large, posing significant threats to farming, livelihoods and even the national economy. A rise in sea level, as a result of global warming, increases the risk of saltwater intrusion, […]

Race to Resilience

Empowering Jamaica’s climate resilience through innovative green finance

Partner: YAPU Solutions Implementer: COK Sodality Co-operative Credit Union  Country & Region: Jamaica, Caribbean SAA Impact Systems: Human Settlements Impact / Beneficiaries: Members of COK Sodality Co-operative Credit Union, which includes over 275,000 individuals, encompassing Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and low-income households across Jamaica.  Jamaica, an island nation celebrated for its breathtaking landscapes […]

COP28

Race to Zero at COP28

Race to Zero showcased real economy global progress with the release of its 2023 Progress Report. Under the leadership of 26 Partners and 31 Accelerators, the campaign has nearly doubled in number since COP26, with 13,500 non-state actors from over 145 countries working towards the global halving of emissions by 2030. Race to Zero’s COP28 […]

Nature & Land Use

Voces indígenas en la COP28: “Imploramos a toda la humanidad que se una con un objetivo único: declarar, ‘Ya es suficiente'”

Tres miembros de la Delegación de la Comunidad de Primera Línea (FCD), María Pedro de Pedro, Briseida Iglesias López de Guerrero y Maricela Fernández Fernández, arrojan luz sobre las realidades urgentes enfrentadas por quienes están más directamente afectados por el cambio climático. Sus historias revelan no sólo los desafíos, sino también la resiliencia y las soluciones encontradas dentro de las comunidades de primera línea.

Nature & Land Use

Indigenous voices at COP28: “We implore all of humanity to unite with a single objective: to declare, “Enough is enough”

Three members of the Frontline Community Delegation (FCD), Maria Pedro de Pedro, Briseida Iglesias Lopez de Guerrero, and Maricela Fernández Fernández, shed light on the urgent realities faced by those most directly impacted by climate change. Their stories reveal not only the challenges but also the resilience and solutions found within frontline communities.

Sharm-El-Sheikh Adaptation Agenda

Sharm El-Sheikh Adaptation Agenda reveals progress by state and non-state actors on adaptation and resilience across key systems

The SAA’s first Implementation Report, launched today at COP28, reveals positive signals of progress across key systems. Combined, they underscore a collective resolve to ramp implementation of adaptation solutions, enhance planning to mitigate climate risks, and close the adaptation finance gap.

Race to Zero

Closing policy gaps in developing nations

Realizing the challenging transition to a low carbon planet depends on developing and developed nations’ actions. The policies and regulations taken forward by developing nations have the potential of not only addressing climate change but also laying the foundation for a sustainable, equitable, and prosperous future.

Asia-Pacific Climate Week

Young leaders take centre stage at Asia-Pacific Climate Week

The Climate Champions Team (CCT), in support of the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions (HLCs) at Asia-Pacific Climate Week (APCW) are showcasing the potential of young people to drive climate action. Here we highlight the experiences of two Climate Champions’ Youth Fellows Shreya K.C, Tracking Youth Fellow and Chaeyoung Hyun, Energy Policy Youth Fellow, whose […]

Latin America & Caribbean Climate Week

LACCW Day 2: “Above all, do everything we can to protect nature. To do so means securing our own existence”

Day two of Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week 2023 saw delegates dive deep into a broad range topics, from the future of our planet’s threatened marine ecosystems to the potential of green shipping, the transformation of our food systems, and the invaluable role of Indigenous communities in climate dialogues.

Latin America & Caribbean Climate Week

Chilean youth activist Julieta Martinez: The great opportunity that Latin America and the Caribbean has is to mobilize nature-based solutions

As Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week gets underway, youth activist and UN Women National Gender Youth Advocate, Julieta Martinez discusses today’s most challenging issues and the region’s role in global climate action.

Latin America & Caribbean Climate Week

10 things we learnt from Day 1 of Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week

Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week (LAC CW) kicked off with a resounding call to action, setting the stage for a week of lively discussions and collaborative efforts to accelerate the region’s race to a net zero emissions, nature-positive and resilient future. With the Climate Champions Team on the ground for the week, here are our key takeaways.

Latin America & Caribbean Climate Week

Racquel Moses: “We can do it. Having been the canary in the coalmine… we must save ourselves”

With Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Climate Week opening on 23 October, Racquel Moses, Chief Executive of the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator (CCSA) and High-Level Champions Ambassador, discusses the the region’s climate challenges, transformative investments, groundbreaking innovation, and the indomitable spirit of the region to thrive in the face of adversity. 

Nature & Land Use

For the sake of people, climate and nature, we must work together to transform what, and how, we grow and consume

The global food system has the power to nurture the world’s growing population, boost livelihoods and jobs, and help us achieve our climate and nature goals, says Gonzalo Muñoz, High-Level Champion for COP25 and Chair of the Non-State Actors Pillar of the COP28 Presidency’s Food Systems & Agriculture Agenda.

Climate Week NYC

Climate Week NYC 2023: Significant progress on adaptation and decarbonization but urgent action needed to scale just finance and nature-based solutions

Climate Week New York City has come to a close, with the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions calling for private finance to be unlocked for nature-based solutions and spotlighting the ‘Regional Platforms for Climate Projects’ – evidence that just, affordable and accessible climate finance is paramount to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Race to Zero

Race to Zero ‘trailblazers’ showcased at UN Climate Ambition Summit

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Ambition Summit showcased “first movers and doers” responding to the call for accelerated climate action. Taking place at the UN headquarters in New York on 20 September 2023, the Summit championed leadership, solutions and ambitious actions that are driving the transition to a low-carbon, equitable and climate-resilient global economy. All […]

Africa Climate Week 2023

Biking by Battery in East Africa with Ampersand

Ampersand is an e-mobility venture operating in Rwanda and Kenya, providing 2-wheeled electric vehicles and EV charging infrastructure. Brady Grimes explains how Ampersand is revolutionizing the motorcycle taxi market in East Africa. Watch it here

Africa Climate Week 2023

The Power of Waste in Nigeria with Phoenix Edison

Phoenix Edison is a project in Nigeria, aiming to provide a 24 megawatt (MW) waste-to-power plant processing 270,000 tons of solid waste annually. Spotlighting this, the Climate Champions are joined by Noble Ekajeh.

Nature & Land Use

Future proofing food for people and planet at the second UN Food Systems Summit

The scorching heat currently engulfing Rome serves as a stark backdrop to our discussions here at the second UN Food Systems Summit. Held within these ancient city walls, this conference is a timely reminder that our actions today will shape the future of our planet and generations yet to come. The science is clear – we need to transform our food system, urgently, to deliver for people and the planet. 

Finance

Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin brings together green energy project developers and investors in Europe to explore opportunities for collaboration

Today’s  forum to be held in Frankfurt is themed  “Climate Initiatives to Finance Climate Action and the SDGs”. It is the second of five regional forums in the run up to COP28, set up in partnership between the COP27 and COP28 Presidencies, the UN Regional Commissions and the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions. The forums […]

Race to Zero

H.E Razan Al Mubarak: Nature is not ornamental, but fundamental. LCAW opens with focus on nature and policy engagement

At the opening of London Climate Action Week, and marking the third anniversary of Race to Zero and the launch of the 5th P Handbook, prominent climate leaders came together to share their visions and strategies for accelerating our race to a net zero, nature positive and resilient world.

Resilience

The Sharm el Sheikh Adaptation Agenda: Catalysing collaborative action towards a resilient future

Resilience experts and members of Race to Resilience’s MAG advisory group, Anand Patwardhan, Emilie Beauchamp, Ana Maria Lobo-Guerrero, and Paulina Aldunce, underline the transformative impact of the Sharm El Sheikh Adaptation Agenda in driving collaboration and fast-tracking action to bridge the adaptation gap and support the world’s most vulnerable communities.