The High-Level Champions, as part of our Nature-Postive for Climate Action campaign, are calling on companies, cities, financial institutions, and regions to integrate nature in their climate transition plans and to invest in NbS in line with the nature criteria and leadership practices of Race to Zero.
If we fail to address the crucial links between the climate crisis and nature loss, we jeopardize the future wellbeing and prosperity of people and planet, argues Dr Kirsten Schuijt, Director General, WWF International.
Putting the support and empowerment of women, civil society, youth, Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, and the most vulnerable and marginalized communities at the heart of the Race to Resilience is critical to ensuring a just and effective global climate action, says Hajrah Waqas, Climate Champions’ Resilience Youth Fellow.
A fair future demands not only financial commitments but also strategic and inclusive approaches that consider the needs of the present and future alike, argues Karishma Ansaram, Climate Champions’ Finance Youth Fellow.
New data from the Race to Zero campaign shows that – through the leadership of 26 Partners and 31 Accelerators – more than 13,500 organizations are taking action to transition to net zero and halve global emissions by 2030.
Shipping leaders and green hydrogen producers agree on ambitious uptake targets for 2030 to enable a net zero maritime sector
Shipping sector leaders have commited to scaling up zero-emissions fuel derived from renewables-based hydrogen to nearly 11 million tonnes by 2030, sending a clear signal to the nascent industry.
How green corridors might help us understand the socio-economic and broader environmental aspects of the transition to zero carbon shipping
Transitioning to zero and near-zero emission economies is at the core of addressing the three planetary crises outlined by the UN: climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution currently underway. However, decarbonization cannot be treated in isolation. As recognized in the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, “ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies […]
Report identifies 8 immediate actions required to drive Adaptation & Resilience for land transport infrastructure to protect communities and economies
The UN Climate Change High-Level Champions and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) joined forces this year to assess current efforts, and to develop a framework for collaborative action, on adaptation and resilience for land-based infrastructure.
The ROOH campaign, as detailed in its latest book, addresses the challenges faced by poor communities against a backdrop of outdated urban development planning and increasing displacements due to climate-related and social disturbances.
The grasp is in our hands to shift the course of Just Transition, transforming the challenges posed by the double-edged sword in employment into promising and sustainable opportunities for the younger generation, argues Climate Champions’ Energy Youth Fellow, Chaeyoung Hyun.
Green steel in shipping: How international shipping can lower emissions through progressive adoption of green steel
Current efforts in international shipping’s decarbonization focus on fuel-related emissions, however huge reductions can be achieved by progressively switching to steel with lower embodied CO₂ emissions.
H2LAC, The Green Hydrogen Organisation, and The Green Hydrogen Catapult, convened by the Climate Champions Team, have developed a Joint-Agreement on streamlining the emerging production and use of clean hydrogen.
Advanced and developing economies partner to transform heavy industries accounting for a third of global emissions
Energy & Industry Day at COP28 sees the launch of a new wave of breakthrough country and industry partnerships to grow global markets for low-carbon industrial products.
Sarah Darcie, Policy & Stakeholder Youth Fellow, explains how the Climate Champions are working to elevate the needs of Indigenous Peoples, highlighting their solutions and helping change the narrative of climate finance.
Global Cooling Pledge sees participants commit to reduce cooling-related emissions across all sectors by at least 68 percent globally
National Government Participants of the Global Cooling Pledge have committed to work together to reduce cooling-related emissions across all sectors by at least 68 percent globally relative to 2022 levels by 2050, consistent with limiting global average temperature rise to 1.5°C.
Dr. Amar Inamdar, KawiSafi Ventures Fund explains why Africa’s potential for green inclusive growith is unrivalled yet being held back by a lack of investment and risk aversion by the world’s capital allocators.
Joint Declaration and Task Force on Credit Enhancement for Sustainability-Linked Sovereign Financing
World’s top multilateral development banks and other international organizations have signed a joint declaration and launched a global “task force” to boost sustainability-linked sovereign financing for nature and climate at COP28.
Business action for Adaptation and Resilience: Bridging gaps to deliver the Sharm El-Sheikh Adaptation Agenda
At COP28, business communities will explore opportunities to accelerate adaptation action which will inform a Discussion Paper, set to launch after COP28.
Discover how cities part of Race to Resilience partner initiative, Cities Race to Resilience, are taking action across seven core areas.
Race to Resilience second progress report: Action underway boosting the resilience of 1.87 billion people
As a testament to the world’s collective effort to address the stark reality of climate change, the second progress report of the Race to Resilience campaign was launched today at COP28.