Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin has been announced as the UN Climate Change High-Level Champion for Egypt.
With 154 events from 80 partners and featuring 176 participating organisations and 21 major sponsors, the first ever COP Resilience Hub brought together a community of state and non-state actors in an unprecedented collaboration.
The Champions have worked over the past year to enhance integrity and track the progress and impact of commitments made by businesses, investors, cities, states and regions and initiatives. A summary of this work, including metrics and tools to measure the efficacy of actions to boost resilience, can be found in an accompanying factsheet, also published today.
The UN-led Cool Coalition today announced a series of steps to reduce the climate impact of the cooling industry, including a GBP 12 million boost from the UK Government, the host of COP26.
Delivering 1.5°C: Climate Champions place delivery and accountability at centre of the post COP26 non state actor agenda
Today, at the mandated UN High-Level Event for Global Climate Action – “Racing to a Better World”- the High-Level Climate Champions, Gonzalo Muñoz and Nigel Topping, formally report to Parties on the progress made by non-state actors, and set-out the five-year plan — Improved Marrakech Partnership for Enhancing Ambition — to accelerate delivery during this decisive decade.
The UN High-Level Climate Champions join Race to Resilience Partners today in calling for efforts to protect the most climate-vulnerable communities to double in the decade, with a focus on the most exposed, vulnerable, indigeneous, populous and large regions of the Global South.
To keep 1.5°C alive, annual CO2 emissions in 2030 need to be reduced by further 22 Gt; at the end of COP26 Week one, commitments (if delivered) would close that gap by 9 Gt, leaving ~13 Gt to go, says new analysis.
Private investors could drive over two-thirds of the trillions in investment needed to reach net zero
UN Race to Zero and the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) – a net zero alliance responsible for more than $130 trillion in assets in 40 countries across the financial sector, today publishes its Net Zero Financing Roadmaps.
On energy day of COP26, we can announce that Race to Zero energy members have committed, in aggregate, to reach 750GW of installed renewable energy capacity by 2030. This is enough to provide power to 896 million people today.
Over 40 world leaders have backed and signed up to the new Breakthrough Agenda, representing more than 70% of the world’s economy and every region.
Regions, cities, investors, businesses and governments are stepping up to build resilience in the most at-risk communities and reverse biodiversity loss within the 2020s.
More than 30 leading financial institutions, collectively with over US$ 8.7 trillion in assets under management have committed to tackle agricultural commodity-driven deforestation as part of broader efforts to drive the global shift towards sustainable production and nature-based solutions.
Race to Zero and GFANZ: Ensuring the rigour and impact of financial sector net zero commitments and action
The financial industry is a critical enabler of efforts to decarbonize the global economy. Supported and underpinned by strong policy action, every company, bank, insurer, and investor will need to adjust their business models, develop credible plans for the transition to a net zero-carbon, climate resilient future, and then implement those plans.
The COP26 Finance Day Action Zone event will highlight how actors across the global financial system are taking near-term action towards net zero by 2050 consistent with 1.5C and are committed to implement and accelerate the transition.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is bringing a ferocious, talking dinosaur to the United Nations’ headquarters to shine a spotlight on the hundreds of billions of dollars governments spend every year propping up the fossil fuel industry.
Responsible for nearly 40% of all greenhouse gas emissions, the built environment is proving to be a driving force behind global climate change mitigation efforts.
The UN High-Level Champions for Climate Action, Gonzalo Muñoz and Nigel Topping, and the global partners of the UN Marrakech Partnership have published the result of months-long collaboration to strengthen and ground discourse on the role of hydrogen in decarbonization efforts.
The Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) – a net zero alliance responsible for more than $90 TN in assets in 40 countries across the financial sector, chaired by UN Special Envoy Mark Carney – today publishes a call for greater and faster climate action from G20 leaders to build a net zero global financial system and meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Many of the world’s largest companies are among hundreds of business leaders appealing to the G20 to collectively agree to strengthen their national climate targets at the pivotal G20 and COP26 talks.