About the Working Group
Reaching net zero emissions no later than 2050 requires a rigorous ‘all of economy, all of society approach’. Governments and non-state actors must act rapidly to set and deliver commitments to halve emissions, build resilience and end nature loss by 2030. The recent Global Stocktake report underscores the need for greater urgency, scaled-up implementation and stronger collaborations. This also requires us to continue to innovate, advance new frontiers of leadership, plan for the transition ahead and pivot business models. As part of its commitment to advancing the frontiers of net zero leadership, Race to Zero and its Expert Peer Review Group convened a Working Group throughout 2023.
This group developed a discussion paper for consultation on opportunities for aligning the provision of services and advice by Professional Service Providers – specifically consultancy, legal and advertising providers – with net zero/1.5C, and to explore emerging best practices. This work builds on the EPRG’s interpretation guide which provides additional guidance for the Race to Zero criteria – including reference to emissions associated with the provision of services. This also relates to the existing criteria of the Race to Zero, which includes the need to “persuade” others – i.e. use your influence to effect change around you.