Halving emissions by 2030
Race to Zero is a global campaign rallying non-state actors – including companies, cities, regions, financial, educational, and healthcare institutions – to take rigorous and immediate action to halve global emissions by 2030 and deliver a healthier, fairer zero carbon world.
Since June 2020, over 11,000 members have joined the campaign and are committed to the same overarching goal: reducing emissions across all scopes swiftly and fairly in line with the Paris Agreement, with transparent action plans and robust near-term targets.
All members must meet robust science-aligned criteria, which was clarified and strengthened through an extensive consultation process in June 2022. Partner initiatives are responsible for helping to bring members to the starting line to credibly race to zero emissions.
Race to Zero mobilizes a coalition of leading net zero initiatives, who are the 26 ‘Partners’ of the campaign. Partners are responsible for managing their members and keeping them in line with their own internal process as well as the Race to Zero criteria.
Over 11,000 non-state members have joined Race to Zero’s Partners, representing 8,307 companies, 595 financial institutions, 52 regions, 1136 cities, 1,125 educational institutions, 65 healthcare institutions and 29 other organisations, to collectively halve global emissions by 2030.Partners Members
The Race to Zero acknowledges the significant contributions of Professional Services Firms, such as legal entities, consultancies, and communication agencies, in the global net zero transition. While these entities inherently have low operational emissions, there exists a vast scope of their influential potential. The new “Net Zero for Professional Service Providers Working Group” aims to:
- Identify the barriers to implementation.
- Establish common principles for effective climate action.
- Map the landscape of stakeholders.
- Formulate guidelines that resonate with the Race to Zero’s global objectives.
Co-Chairs: Alexis McGivern and Ranjita Rajan.
Alexis McGivern is the Net Zero Standards Manager at Oxford Net Zero. She has a rich academic and professional background that includes being a Pershing Square Scholar at the University of Oxford. Additionally, Alexis has been at the forefront of numerous climate initiatives, such as the Global Youth Climate Training Programme and the 26,000 Climate Conversations initiative.
Ranjita Rajan is an influential voice in the field of sustainability and net-zero transitions. With experience spanning various continents and roles, Ranjita chairs Oxford Global Partnership and serves as a Business Fellow at Oxford University’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment.
With a pressing demand for inclusivity in global climate action, the Race to Zero has introduced the “Fair Share, Equity, and Justice Working Group.” This group is poised to ensure that the principles of fairness, equity, and justice are infused into net-zero actions. The primary mission is to highlight best practices and challenges, especially in emerging markets and developing economies, and provide a platform where diverse experiences merge to create actionable strategies for equitable net zero transitions.
Co-Chairs: Ulka Kelkar and Mariana Nicolletti.
Ulka Kelkar is the Director of Climate at the World Resources Institute India. With over two decades of experience, she has been an active participant in various national and international climate policy groups, serving on numerous governmental committees and taskforces.
Mariana Nicolletti leads the climate change adaptation and disaster risk management research at the Centre for Sustainability Studies of FGV. She has a long-standing history of working on mitigation and adaptation projects with different stakeholders and has a special focus on climate justice.
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