The Race to Zero campaign mobilizes a coalition of leading net zero initiatives

The Race to Zero is the largest credible alliance of companies, cities, states, regions, investors, universities and non-state actors overall aiming to halve emissions by 2030 and individually committed to achieving net zero emissions as soon as possible and by 2050 at the very latest.

It mobilizes a coalition of leading net zero initiatives, representing 23 regions, 708 cities, 2,162 companies, 571 universities, and 127 investors, alone making up over 15% of the global economy. All actors must meet stringent criteria which will bring them to the starting line to credibly race to zero emissions. These ‘real economy’ actors join 120 countries in the largest ever alliance committed to halving emissions by 2030 and achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 at the latest.

Led by the High-Level Climate Champions for Climate Action – Nigel Topping and Gonzalo Muñoz – Race To Zero mobilizes actors outside of national governments to join the Climate Ambition Alliance, which was launched at the UNSG’s Climate Action Summit 2019 by the President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera.

All members are committed to the same overarching goal: halving emissions by 2030 and achieving net zero emissions as soon as possible – and by 2050 at the very latest

The objective is to build momentum around the shift to a decarbonized economy ahead of COP26, where governments must strengthen their contributions to the Paris Agreement. This will send governments a resounding signal that business, cities, regions and investors are united in meeting the Paris goals and creating a more inclusive and resilient economy.

Individual actors (such as regions, cities, businesses and investors) are invited to join an initiative or network, which is an official Race to Zero partner. By joining one of the partners they will be directly included in Race to Zero.

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