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 […]

Race to Resilience

DARAJA: Transforming Weather Information into Urban Resilience in East Africa

Partner: DARAJA, Resurgence Implementers: Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI) in Nairobi, the Centre for Community Initiatives (CCI) in Dar es Salaam, Resurgence, the Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD), the Tanzania Meteorological Authority (TMA) and array of key local community partners and leaders. Country & Region:Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Sudan and Uganda – Africa Impact System: Human Settlements /Early Warning Systems […]

Africa Climate Week 2023

Waste to Fertiliser: Increasing Yield Changing Lives with Safi Organics

Safi Organics is an organic fertilizer venture from Kenya. They use technology to decentralize fertilizer production by using locally available resources, making it feasible to implement fertilizer production plants in local villages. The Climate Champions are joined by Joyce Kamande, who explains how they are serving 10,000 smallholder farmers. Watch the video. Find out more […]

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. Joining the Climate Champions, Brady Grimes explains how Ampersand is revolutionizing the motorcycle taxi market in East Africa. Watch the video. Find out more about our participation in Africa Climate Week 2023.

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. Watch the video here. Find out more about our participation in Africa Climate Week 2023.

Road Transport

E-transport on the move in Lagos with Oando Clean Energy

Ademola Ogunbanjo, Executive Vice President at Oando Clean Energy joins the Climate Champions to talk about how they are launching a 12,000 electric bus fleet in Lagos, Nigeria, by 2030. Sending a strong signal of change, Mr. Ogunbanjo explains what this means for the road transport sector in Nigeria, and how other corporations both in […]

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. 

Nature & Land Use

Why it’s time to make your business nature positive

A nature-positive future holds unlimited opportunities for businesses to both mitigate risk and explore new products, markets or business models, argue Sharon Thorne Global Chair, Deloitte & Elizabeth Mrema, Executive Secretary, United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity.

Race to Resilience

The Pacific Institute: We must mainstream biodiversity planning and upscale this across every landscape, watershed, country, and ocean

The Pacific Institute is on a mission to create and advance solutions to the world’s most pressing water challenges with a long-term strategic goal to catalyse the transformation to water resilience in the face of climate change by 2030. Here, its lead architects, explain why a robust — and implemented — agreement on nature at COP15, will catalyse their work.

Nature & Land Use

Dr. Agnes Kalibata: To reverse runaway climate change and build resilient societies we need to transform food systems

Climate Champions’ Global Ambassador, Dr. Agnes Kalibata is President of AGRA, an African led and Africa based institution that puts smallholder farmers at the centre of the continent’s growing economy. In this interview, Dr Kalibata discusses why urgently transforming our food systems is not only critical for our environment and the climate, but for the economy – creating opportunities for urgent growth in a time of compounded crises.

Economy

Africa’s role in decarbonizing the planet

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).

UN’s global climate investor roadshow kicks-off in Africa

Ahead of COP27 in November 2022, the incoming Egyptian Presidency of COP27, the United Nations Regional Commissions, and the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions for COP26 and COP27 are jointly organising a series of regional forums to accelerate financial flows to the projects needed to reduce emissions, build climate resilience, and advance the 2030 Sustainable […]

Nature

No net zero without nature

Preserving nature is a key element in the world’s effort both to mitigate and adapt to climate change, and it also happens to be good for business. But new findings show that much of the private sector continues to lag far behind in tackling deforestation and protecting biodiversity.