The Race is On: Net Zero & Nature Positive for Climate Action

The Climate Champions Team, Race to Zero and Partners are delighted to invite you to The Race is On: Net Zero & Nature Positive for Climate Action at The Conduit, London on Monday 26 June, as part of London Climate Action Week. By Climate Champions | June 12, 2023

In this critical year, within a decade of decisive action, we confront the intertwined crises of climate change and biodiversity loss. The Paris Agreement of 2015 now finds a strong ally in the Kunming-Montréal Global Biodiversity Framework of 2022, and together, they pave a comprehensive roadmap for both state and non-state actors to combat biodiversity loss and climate change.

The truth has never been clearer: a net zero future is impossible without safeguarding our natural world. Our targets for 2030 are ambitious yet necessary – cut global emissions by half, reverse biodiversity loss, and fortify our planet’s climate resilience.

Despite the gravity of these challenges, we are better equipped than ever to overcome them. We possess the knowledge, the tools, and the collective will to divert our course from an unlivable future towards a regenerative and resilient world. This year, our UN Climate Change High-Level Champions are stepping up their efforts to realize a net zero, nature-positive economy.

During this year’s London Climate Action Week, we hope our events will help bring this mission to life. Over two sessions, we will unpack the strategies, explore the challenges, and celebrate the solutions that will guide us on this collective journey.

Flagship Event – The Race is On 

Three years since the inception of Race to Zero, this event will reflect on how the campaign has come, consider the signals of change that can be seen across the real-economy, and discuss how the leadership and solutions of non-state actors (NSAs) can continue to propel us forwards to 2030.

NSAs will discuss how they can harness the opportunities of a net zero and nature positive economy, and will explore innovative solutions to the challenges and barriers that are limiting our ability to reach our collective goals. The event will consider the policy, regulatory and finance changes that are needed to scale action, and how in the year of the Global Stocktake we can put actions and solutions at the heart of our discussions.

This event is also an opportunity to connect work on climate action with addressing biodiversity loss, and to present a vision for the future, today. We will hear inspiring solutions and stories of action from across the Race to Zero and nature community.

This event will create space for high level remarks, panels, side-bar conversations and celebrations in the evening, recognising how far we’ve come but how we need to continue pushing ahead on climate action.


  • 9:00 – 10:00: Race to Zero Partners meeting (private)
  • 10:00 – 11:00: Race to Zero Partners, Accelerators & Allies mingling and light refreshments
  • 11:00 – 13:00: Keynote panels and high-level remarks

Afternoon event: Nature Positive for Climate Action

In the face of climate change, striving merely for “sustainability” falls short. The world must actively regenerate the natural ecosystems that underpin life, we must strive to be “nature positive”.

Our afternoon event will explore actionable strategies to achieve nature positive outcomes. It will be an opportunity to address key questions: How do we establish ambitious, tangible targets for nature restoration? How should our policies embody deep respect for nature? How do we build collaboration across governments, businesses, nonprofits, and individuals?

Embracing the nature positive approach has broad implications. It benefits biodiversity, strengthens community resilience, promotes health, and propels sustainable economic growth. In our climate strategy, it’s not an option—it’s a necessity.


14:30 – 17:00: Nature Positive for Climate Action

Join us in the afternoon for a discussion on accelerating nature positive action, increasing connectivity and nature target-setting and frameworks.


All guests are welcome to join us for an evening reception starting at 17:00 at the Conduit following the event.

Space is limited, so be sure to register for in-person attendance.

If you have any questions, please contact

Public sessions will be made available to watch virtually.

See the full programme here



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.