Climate Ambition Alliance: Net Zero 2050


Name of initiative Climate Ambition Alliance: Net Zero 2050
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NAZCA Initiative Yes
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Starting year 2020
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Secretariat Members of Race to Zero automatically join countries in the Climate Ambition Alliance, and their participation is registered on the Global Climate Action portal.
Organisational structure 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.
Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation Climate Ambition Alliance
Type of lead organisation United Nations or Specialised agency
Location/Nationality of lead organisation Germany


Description The Climate Ambition Alliance brings together countries, businesses, investors, cities and regions who are working towards achieving net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050. Country engagement in this Alliance is led by the governments of Chile and the United Kingdom, with support from UN Climate Change and UNDP; while mobilization of a non-government actors is led by the High-Level Climate Champions for Climate Action – Nigel Topping and Gonzalo Muñoz – under the ‘Race to Zero’ campaign.

In addition to the countries listed as participants below, the European Union is also part of this initiative.

Objectives 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.
Activities Race To Zero:

To mobilize non-state actors to credibly join the Climate Ambition Alliance, the Race to Zero campaign was launched on 5 June 2020. Led by the High-Level Climate Champions for Climate Action – Nigel Topping and Gonzalo Muñoz – the Race To Zero campaign mobilizes actors outside of national governments to join the Climate Ambition Alliance. In doing so Race To Zero rallies leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions, and investors for a healthy, resilient, zero carbon recovery from COVID-19 that prevents future threats, creates decent jobs, and unlocks inclusive, sustainable growth.

The Race to Zero campaign is a partnership of leading networks and initiatives from across the climate action community--driven by science

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Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative
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Goals To reach (net)-zero in the 2040s or sooner, or by midcentury at the latest, in line with global efforts to limit warming to 1.5C.
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Participants Number Names
Members 2289  
Companies 1101
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 549
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 120 Afghanistan,  Angola,  Antigua and Barbuda,  Argentina,  Armenia,  Austria,  Bahamas,  Bangladesh,  Barbados,  Belgium,  Belize,  Benin,  Bhutan,  Bulgaria,  Burkina Faso,  Burundi,  Cabo Verde,  Cambodia,  Canada,  Central,  African Republic,  Chad,  Chile,  Colombia,  Comoros,  Cook Islands,  Costa Rica,  Croatia,  Cyprus,  Czechia,  Democratic Republic of the Congo,  Denmark,  Djibouti,  Dominica,  Dominican Republic,  Ecuador,  Eritrea,  Estonia,  Ethiopia,  Fiji,  Fi nland,  France,  Gambia,  Germany,  Greece,  Grenada,  Guinea,  Guinea-Bissau,  Guyana,  Haiti,  Hungary,  Iceland,  Ireland,  Italy,  Jamaica,  Kiribati,  Laos,  Latvia,  Lebanon,  Lesotho,  Liberia,  Lithuania,  Luxembourg,  Madagascar,  Malawi,  Maldives,  Mali,  Malta,  Marshall Islands,  Mauritania,  Mauritius,  Mexico,  Micronesia,  Monaco,  Mozambique,  Myanmar,  Namibia,  Nauru,  Nepal,  Netherlands,  New Zealand,  Nicaragua,  Niger,  Niue,  Pakistan,  Palau,  Papua New Guinea,  Peru,  Portugal,  Romania,  Rwanda,  Saint Kitts and Nevis,  Saint Lucia,  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines,  Samoa,  Sao Tome and Principe,  Senegal,  Seychelles,  Sierra Leone,  Slovakia,  Slovenia,  Solomon Islands,  Somalia,  South Sudan,  Spain,  Sudan,  Suriname,  Sweden,  Switzerland,  Timor-Leste,  Togo,  Tonga,  Trinidad and Tobago,  Tuvalu,  Uganda,  United K.,  Tanzania,  Uruguay,  Vanuatu,  Yemen,  Zambia.
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 22 Australian Capital Territory (Australia),  Basque Country (Spain),  Brussels Capital Region (Belgium),  California (USA),  Catalonia (Spain),  Comunidad de Madrid (Spain),  Galicia (Spain),  Hawaii State (USA),  Jamtland (Sweden),  Navarra (Spain),  New South Wales (Australia),  New York State (USA),  North Holland (Netherlands),  Northern Territory (Australia),  Queensland (Australia),  Scotland (United K.),  South Australia (Australia),  State Of Washington (USA),  Thuringia (Germany),  Victoria (Australia),  Wales (United K.),  Walloon Region (Belgium).
City / municipal actors 452 25 De Mayo (Argentina),  Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire),  Accra (Ghana),  Addis Ababa (Ethiopia),  Akashi City (Japan),  Alba Posse (Argentina),  Albertslund (Denmark),  Allerød (Denmark),  Almafuerte (Argentina),  Alpa Corral (Argentina),  Amman (Jordan),  Amsterdam (Netherlands),  Arendal (Norway),  Arequito (Argentina),  Århus (Denmark),  Arias Córdoba (Argentina),  Armstrong (Argentina),  Arteaga (Argentina),  Aso City - Kumamoto Prefecture (Japan),  Assens (Denmark),  Athens (Greece),  Auckland (New Zealand),  Austin (USA),  Avellaneda (Argentina),  Awashimaura Village - Niigata Prefecture (Japan),  Barcelona (Spain),  Bell Ville (Argentina),  Berlin (Germany),  Beverly - MA (USA),  Bogotá (Colombia),  Bonn (Germany),  Bonpland (Argentina),  Boston - MA (USA),  Boulder (USA),  Bragado (Argentina),  Bristol (United K.),  Budapest (Hungary),  Buenos Aires (Argentina),  Byron Shire (Australia),  Caa Yarí (Argentina),  Cambridge - MA (USA),  Camilo Aldao (Argentina),  Campo Grande (Argentina),  Campo Ramón (Argentina),  Cape Town (South Africa),  Capioví (Argentina),  Carcarañá (Argentina),  Carlos Tejedor (Argentina),  Carmen De Patagones (Argentina),  Caseros (Argentina),  Casilda (Argentina),  Centenario (Argentina),  Centeno (Argentina),  Cerrito (Argentina),  ChabáS (Argentina),  Chacabuco (Argentina),  Chañar Ladeado (Argentina),  Chengdu (China),  Chennai (China),  Chicago (USA),  Chichibu City (Japan),  Chovet (Argentina),  Cipolletti (Argentina),  Colón - Ar (Argentina),  Colonia Alberdi (Argentina),  Colonia Wanda (Argentina),  Columbia - MO (USA),  Comandante Andresito (Argentina),  (),  Concepcion (Argentina),  Copenhagen (Denmark),  Cordoba (Argentina),  Coronel Dominguez (Argentina),  Corpus (Argentina),  Correa - Santa Fe (Argentina),  Corrientes (Argentina),  Cosquín (Argentina),  Crespo (Argentina),  Cruz Alta (Argentina),  Curitiba (Brazil),  Cuyahoga County - OH (USA),  Dakar (Senegal),  Dallas (United States of America),  Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania),  Darebin City Council (Australia),  Davis,  CA (USA),  Denver (USA),  Dhaka (Bangladesh),  Diamante (Argentina),  Dolores (Argentina),  Dubai (United Arab Emirates),  Durban (South Africa),  Eau Claire - WI (USA),  Ehime Prefecture (Japan),  El Soberbio (Argentina),  Elortondo (Argentina),  Emilia (Argentina),  Empedrado (Argentina),  Evanston - IL (USA),  Fachinal (Argentina),  Florentino Ameghino (Argentina),  Fort Collins - CO (USA),  Fredensborg (Denmark),  Fredericia (Denmark),  Frederiksberg (Denmark),  Frederikshavn (Denmark),  Freetown (Sierra Leone),  Fremont - CA (USA),  Fudai Village (Japan),  Fukuoka City - Fukuoka Prefecture (Japan),  Furubira Town - Hokkaido Prefecture (Japan),  Fuzhou (China),  Garuhapé (Argentina),  General Alvarado (Argentina),  General Alvear - Mendoza (Argentina),  General Arenales (Argentina),  General Belgrano (Argentina),  General Pinto (Argentina),  General Urquiza (Argentina),  General Villegas (Argentina),  Glasgow (United K.),  Gobernador López (Argentina),  Gobernador Roca (Argentina),  Godoy Cruz (Argentina),  Gotemba City - Shizuoka Prefecture (Japan),  Greater Manchester (United K.),  Guadalajara (Mexico),  Guaminí (Argentina),  GuaymalléN (Argentina),  Guelph (Canada),  Gunma Prefecture (Japan),  Gyokutou Town- Kumamoto Prefecture (Japan),  Hachimantai City - Iwate Prefecture (Japan),  Hakuba Village - Nagano Prefecture (Japan),  Halifax (Canada),  Hamamatsu City - Shizuoka Prefecture (Japan),  Hamburg (Germany),  Hamilton (Canada),  Handa City - Aichi Prefecture (Japan),  Hanoi (Vietnam),  Heidelberg (Germany),  Helsingborg (Sweden),  Helsingør (Denmark),  Helsinki (Finland),  Hernandarias (Argentina),  Higashine City - Yamagata Prefecture (Japan),  Hirakata City - Osaka Prefecture (Japan)

Hirono Town (Japan),  Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam),  Hoboken (USA),  Hobsons Bay (Australia),  Hoeje-Taastrup (Denmark),  Hokkaido Prefecture (Japan),  Hokuei Town - Tottori Prefecture (Japan),  Hong Kong (China),  Honolulu (USA),  Houston - TX (USA),  Hurlingham (Argentina),  Ichinohe Town (Japan),  Ikeda Town - Nagano Prefecture (Japan),  Ikoma City (Japan),  Indianapolis - IN (USA),  Inriville (Argentina),  Istanbul (Turkey),  Iwate Prefecture (Japan),  Jakarta (Indonesia),  Jammerbugt (Denmark),  Johannesburg (South Africa),  Juana Koslay (Argentina),  Junín (Argentina),  Justiniano Posse (Argentina),  Kadiovacik Village (Turkey),  Kaga (Japan),  Kagoshima City - Kagoshima Prefecture (Japan),  Kaisei Town - Kanagawa Prefecture (Japan),  Kamakura City - Kanagawa Prefecture (Japan),  Kampala (Uganda),  Kanagawa Prefecture (Japan),  Kanazawa City - Ishikawa Prefecture (Japan),  Karachi (Pakistan),  Karuizawa Town - Nagano Prefecture (Japan),  Karumai Town (Japan),  Kashima Town - Kumamoto Prefecture (Japan),  Katsushika Ward - Tokyo (Japan),  Kawasaki City - Kanagawa Prefecture (Japan),  Kikuchi City - Kumamoto Prefecture (Japan),  Kikuyo Town - Kumamoto Prefecture (Japan),  Køge (Denmark),  Koriyama City (Japan),  Koshi City - Kumamoto Prefecture (Japan),  Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia),  Kuji City (Japan),  Kumamoto City - Kumamoto Prefecture (Japan),  Kumamoto Prefecture (Japan),  Kunohe Village (Japan),  Kuzumaki Town (Japan),  Kyoto (Japan),  Kyoto Prefecture (Japan),  La Falda (Argentina),  La Paz (Argentina),  La Rioja (Argentina),  Laborde (Argentina),  Lagos (Nigeria),  Las Flores (Argentina),  Lavalle (Argentina),  Leandro N. Alem (Argentina),  Lejre (Denmark),  Lemvig (Denmark),  Lexington - MA (USA),  Libertador San Martín (Argentina),  Lima (Peru),  Lincoln (Argentina),  Lisbon (Portugal),  Llambi Campbell (Argentina),  Lobos (Argentina),  Lolland (Denmark),  London (United K.),  Los Angeles (United States of America),  Los Cocos (Argentina),  Los Molles (Argentina),  Los Reartes (Argentina),  Los Surgentes (Argentina),  Lucio V Lopez (Argentina),  Macia (Argentina),  Madison - WI (United States of America),  Madrid (Spain),  Maggiolo (Argentina),  Malabrigo (Argentina),  MalargüE (Argentina),  Maniwa City - Okinawa Prefecture (Japan),  Mannheim (Germany),  Mar Chiquita (Argentina),  Marcos JuáRez (Argentina),  Marcos Paz (Argentina),  María Grande (Argentina),  Mashiki Town - Kumamoto Prefecture (Japan),  Matsuyama City - Ehime Prefecture (Japan),  Medellín (Colombia),  Medford - OR (USA),  Melbourne (Australia),  Mendiolaza (Argentina),  Mendoza (Argentina),  Mexico City (Mexico),  Miami (USA),  Middelfart (Denmark),  Mie Prefecture (Japan),  Mifune Town - Kumamoto Prefecture (Japan),  Milan (Italy),  Minamiaso Village - Kumamoto Prefecture (Japan),  Minneapolis (USA),  Misato Town - Kumamoto Prefecture (Japan),  Miura City - Kanagawa Prefecture (Japan),  Miyagi Prefecture (Japan),  Miyoshi City (Japan),  Monte Buey (Argentina),  Monte Maíz (Argentina),  Monte Vera (Argentina),  Montecarlo (Argentina),  MontréAl (Canada),  Mornington Peninsula Shire (Australia),  Morón (Argentina),  Mosier (USA),  Nagano Prefecture (Japan),  Nairobi (Kenya),  Namie Tow - Fukushima Prefecture (Japan),  Nanbu Town - Tottori (Japan),  Nanjing (China),  Nantes Metropole (France),  Nasushiobara City (Japan),  Neuquen (Argentina),  New Bedford -MA (USA),  New Orleans (USA),  New York City (USA),  Ninohe City (Japan),  Nishihara Village - Kumamoto Prefecture (Japan),  Noda Village (Japan),  Nogoyá (Argentina),  North Vancouver (Canada),  Northampton - MA (USA),  Oberá (Argentina),  Odawara City (Japan),  Okazaki (Japan),  Oki Town - Fukuoka Prefecture (Japan),  Okuma Town - Fukushima Prefecture (Japan),  Olavarría (Argentina),  Örebro (Sweden),  Oro Verde (Argentina),  Osaka Prefecture (Japan),  Oslo (Norway),  Ota City - Gunma Prefecture (Japan),  Otari Village - Nagano Prefecture (Japan),  Ozu Town - Kumamoto Prefecture (Japan),  Palpala (Argentina),  Panambí (Argentina),  Paraná (Argentina),  Paris (France),  Park City - UT (USA),  Paso De La Patria (Argentina),  Paso De Los Libres (Argentina),  Pellegrini (Argentina),  PéRez (Argentina),  Philadelphia (USA),  Phoenix (USA),  Piamonte (Argentina),  Piedras Blancas (Argentina),  Pittsburgh (USA),  Plymouth (United K.),  Portland (USA),  Potrero De Los Funes (Argentina),  Profundidad (Argentina),  Providence - RI (USA),  Pueblo Andino (Argentina),  Puerto Esperanza (Argentina),  Puerto Libertad (Argentina),  Puerto Piray (Argentina),  Puerto Rico (Argentina),  Qingdao (China),  Quemu Quemu (Argentina),  Quezon City (Philippines),  Quilmes (Argentina),  Quito (Ecuador),  Rafaela (Argentina),  Ramona (Argentina),  Randers (Denmark),  Rauch (Argentina),  Reconquista (Argentina),  Resistencia (Argentina),  Rio Cuarto (Argentina),  Rio De Janeiro (Brazil),  Rio Primero (Argentina),  Rivadavia (Argentina),  Rojas (Argentina),  Rome (Italy),  Roque Saenz Peña (Argentina),  Rosario (Argentina),  Rosario de la Frontera (Argentina),  Roskilde (Denmark),  Rotterdam (Netherlands),  Ruíz De Montoya (Argentina),  Sado City - Niigata Prefecture (Japan),  Salliqueló (Argentina),  Salt Lake City (USA),  Salta (Argentina),  Salvador (Brazil),  Samsø (Denmark),  San Antonio De Apipe (Argentina),  San Antonio De Areco (Argentina),  San Benito (Argentina),  San Carlos (Argentina),  San Carlos De Bariloche (Argentina),  San Carlos Sud (Argentina),  San Fernando Valle Catamarca (Argentina),  San Francisco (United States of America),  San Guillermo (Argentina),  San Isidro (Argentina),  San Javier (Argentina),  San Jorge (Argentina),  San José (Argentina),  San Justo (Argentina),  San Lorenzo (Argentina),  San Martin De Los Andes (Argentina),  San Miguel - Buenos Aires (Argentina),  San NicoláS De Los Arroyos (Argentina),  San Vicente (Argentina),  Santa Anita (Argentina),  Santa Fé (Argentina),  Santa Monica (USA),  Santiago City (Chile),  Santo Tomé (Argentina),  São Paulo (Brazil),  Sapporo City - Hokkaido Prefecture (Japan),  Sarasota - FL (USA),  Sauce Viejo (Argentina),  Seattle - WA (USA),  Seoul (Republic of Korea),  Shiga Prefecture (Japan),  Shima City - Mie Prefecture (Japan),  Soldini (Argentina),  Somerville - MA (USA),  Sonderborg (Denmark),  Stockholm (Sweden),  Sydney (Australia),  Tafi Viejo (Argentina),  Takamori Town - Kumamoto Prefecture (Japan),  Takeo City - Saga Prefecture (Japan),  Takoma Park - MD (USA),  Tandil (Argentina),  Tapalqué (Argentina),  Taunton (United K.),  Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel),  Terra Nova Do Norte (Brazil),  Tilisarao (Argentina),  Tirana (Albania),  Tokushima Prefecture (Japan),  Tokyo (Japan),  Tolar Grande (Argentina),  Tornquist (Argentina),  Toronto (Canada),  Totoras (Argentina),  Tottori Prefecture (Japan),  Toyama Prefecture (Japan),  Toyota (Japan),  Tres Arroyos (Argentina),  Tres Capones (Argentina),  Tshwane (South Africa),  Turku (Finland),  Ubajaya (Argentina) Uki City - Kumamoto Prefecture (Japan),  Umeå (Sweden),  Uozu City - Toyama Prefecture (Japan),  Uppsala (Sweden),  Uranga (Argentina),  Urbana - IL (USA),  Uto City - Kumamoto Prefecture (Japan),  Valle Hermoso (Argentina),  Valle María (Argentina),  Vancouver (Canada),  Västervik (Sweden),  Växjö (Sweden),  Vejle (Denmark),  Venado Tuerto (Argentina),  Venice (Italy),  Villa Allende (Argentina),  Villa Carlos Paz (Argentina),  Villa Ciudad Parque (Argentina),  Villa De Soto (Argentina),  Villa El Chocón (Argentina),  Villa Elisa (Entre Ríos) (Argentina),  Villa Eloisa (Argentina),  Villa General Belgrano (Argentina),  Villa Gessel (Argentina),  Villa Larca (Argentina),  Villa Pehuenia (Argentina),  Villa Quillinzo (Argentina),  Villaguay (Argentina),  Villarino (Argentina),  Warsaw (Poland),  Washington,  - D.C. (USA),  West Hollywood CA (USA),  West Palm Beach - FL (USA),  Winona (USA),  Wuhan (China),  Yamanashi Prefecture (Japan),  Yamato Town - Kumamoto Prefecture (Japan),  Yerba Buena (Argentina),  Yokohama (Japan),  Yosano Town - Kyoto Prefecture (Japan)

Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 45 Alecta PensionsföRsäKring (Sweden),  Allianz SE (Germany),  AMF Pensionsförsäkring (Sweden),  Assicurazioni Generali Spa (Italy),  Australian Ethical Investment (Australia),  Aviva plc (United K.),  AXA Group (France),  BanColombia SA (Colombia),  British Land Company (United K.),  Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du QuéBec (Canada),  Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations - CDC (France),  Calpers (USA),  Cbus (Australia),  Church Of England (United K.),  CNP Assurances (France),  Danica Pension (Denmark),  David Rockefeller Fund (USA),  Dexus Property Group (Australia),  Etablissement Du RéGime Additionnel De La Fonction Publique - Erafp (France),  Folksam (Sweden),  Fonds De RéServe Pour Les Retraites (France),  FullCycle (USA),  Future Super (Australia),  Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital (USA),  KENFO - Fonds zur Finanzierung der kerntechnischen Entsorgung (Germany),  KLP (Norway),  Landsec (United K.),  MP Pension (Denmark),  Munich Re (Germany),  Nordea Life And Pension (Finland),  Novo Banco (Portugal),  OXI-ZEN Solutions SA (Switzerland),  PensionDanmark (Denmark),  Pfa Pension (Denmark),  REFINITIV (United K.),  Scor SE (France),  Storebrand ASA (Norway),  Swiss Re (Switzerland),  The Co-operative Group (United K.),  Wespath Investment Management (USA),  Workspace Group (United K.),  Zurich Insurance Group (Switzerland).
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 19 Race to Zero is an exercise in radical collaboration,  uniting net zero commitments from a range of leading networks and initiatives across the climate action community. Race to Zero collaborates with the following initiatives and networks,  which have independently been mobilizing non-Party net zero commitments:

•The Argentinian Network of Municipalities •Certified B Corporation •The B Team •Business Ambition for 1.5 C - Our Only Future •C40’s Deadline 2020 •Carbon Neutrality Coalition •Chambers Climate Coalition •The Climate Pledge •Exponential Roadmap Initiative •Fashion Charter for Climate Action •Global Universities and Colleges for the Climate •ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability •Net-Zero Asset Owners Alliance •Science Based Targets for Cities •TED Countdown •Under2Coalition •World Economic Forum / Mission Possible •We Mean Business Coalition •World Business Council For Sustainable Development

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Last update: 19 October 2021 08:22:55

Not only have national states as participators