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.
Business leader and campaigner Paul Polman discusses his role as a Global Ambassador to the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions, the transformation of food systems to benefit nature ecosystems, and his hopes for the upcoming COP. What does the Race to Zero mean to you? “The Race to Zero is a unique initiative that works […]
The goal of “first movers and doers” in the UN’s Climate Ambition Summit is accelerate the decarbonization of the global economy, armed with not just pledges, but credible actions, policies and plans to deliver climate justice in line with the Secretary General’s Acceleration Agenda.
Global efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C are failing across the board, with recent progress made on every indicator — except electric passenger car sales — lagging significantly behind the pace and scale that is necessary to address the climate crisis, according to the State of Climate Action 2023 report. Published under Systems Change Lab, the report […]
As Asia-Pacific Climate Week gets underway, discover how Race to Zero members, from educational institutions to urban centres and healthcare services, are blazing a path to a net zero emissions world.
Asia Pacific Climate Week 2023 launches in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, showcasing regional commitment to climate action
Asia Pacific Climate Week 2023 (APCW) launched today in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, drawing stakeholders, experts, and policymakers from across the region to showcase solutions and innovations, and to foster increased cooperation across borders and sectors in addressing pressing climate challenges.
From expanded membership of the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance to new sustainability standards for Brazil and the launch of the first-ever Employee Race to Zero, October proved to be a fruitful month for the Race to Zero.
With COP28 just three weeks away, the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions, together with the COP27 and COP28 Presidencies and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (ESCWA) hosted the Second Arab Regional Forum on Climate Finance at the Dubai International Financial Centre.
La Semana del Clima de América Latina y el Caribe concluye con un llamado a la acción climática inclusiva y centrada en la naturaleza
En una semana marcada por la agitación sociopolítica y los impactos del clima, la Semana del Clima de América Latina y el Caribe presentó un llamado enfático para una acción climática, inclusiva y adaptativa, que coloque a la naturaleza en el centro.
Abogando por la naturaleza y la sabiduría indígena: la Semana del Clima de América Latina y el Caribe sienta las bases para la COP28
La Semana del Clima de América Latina y el Caribe abre hoy en la Ciudad de Panamá con el objetivo de movilizar a la comunidad de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) en torno a una visión común de lo que se necesita para transitar hacia un mundo de emisiones netas cero, positivo para la naturaleza y resiliente.
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.
With vast landscapes, wealth of biodiversity and unique position as a powerhouse for food production and critical minerals, the region is ripe with potential. As the world races towards a net zero emissions future, discover the region’s opportunities and challenges.
Championing nature and Indigenous wisdom: Latin American and Caribbean Climate Week sets the stage for COP28
Latin American and Caribbean Climate Week (LACCW) opens in Panama City today aiming to galvanize the LAC community around a common vision of what it takes to transition to a net zero emissions, nature-positive and resilient world.
A groundswell of businesses, cities, regions, civil society and experts offer solutions for a strong response to the global stocktake
As part of the final phase of the stocktake, governments and real economy actors were invited to share their views on how countries could best come together at COP28 to respond.
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.
It is abundantly clear that putting nature first is necessary to promote the health of our planet and ensure a resilient and sustainable future for us all.
Dr. Mohieldin urges banks to drive green growth, and discusses digitalization for climate action in the Arab region
Banking sector must play bigger role in transitioning towards green economy and achieving climate change adaptation, says UN Climate Change High-Level Champion for COP27.
Amid rising voluntary climate commitments, Dr Mahmoud Mohieldin and H.E Razan Al Mubarak, UN Climate Change High-Level Champions for COP27 and COP28 call on governments to implement clear net zero rules, regulations, and incentives.
Breakthrough Agenda Report 2023: Stronger international cooperation in high emissions sectors crucial to get on track for 1.5C climate goal
This second report in the series assesses progress over the past 12 months against the recommendations made in the inaugural Breakthrough Agenda Report across five key sectors – power, hydrogen, road transport, steel and agriculture.
Race to Zero latest: Japan leads with highest number of companies setting science-based targets in 2022
Dive into our monthly update to discover how global leaders are accelerating the journey to net zero.