Climate Ambition Alliance: Race to Zero

General

Name of initiative Climate Ambition Alliance: Race to Zero
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative Yes
Website address https://racetozero.unfccc.int/
Related initiatives
Starting year 2020
End year
Secretariat For non-Party stakeholders who wish to join the Alliance as part of Race To Zero: RacetoZero@unfccc.int
Organisational structure This initiative is an inherited initiative of the Climate Ambition Alliance.
Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation UNFCCC
Type of lead organisation United Nations or Specialised agency
Location/Nationality of lead organisation Germany

Description

Description Race to Zero is the UN-backed 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 in time.

All members 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.

Led by the High-Level 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.

Its sibling campaign – Race to Resilience – was launched at the 2021 Climate Adaptation Summit. It is the UN-backed global campaign to catalyse a step-change in global ambition for climate resilience, putting people and nature first in pursuit of a resilient world where we don’t just survive climate shocks and stresses, but thrive in spite of them.

Objectives To mobilize non-state actor membership of the Climate Ambition Alliance and build momentum around the shift to a decarbonized economy ahead of COP26.
Activities Headline events

Race to Zero 1 Year Anniversary - UN Global Compact Leaders’ Summit (15 / 16 June) Launch of the Public Consultation on the Future of RtZ (23 June) Get Net Zero Right - London Climate Action Week (28 June) Mind the Climate Finance Gap - London Climate Action Week (29 June) International Conference on Climate Change in Venice (11 July) Launch of Cities Race to Resilience - UNFCCC Africa Climate Week (8 July)

Key outcomes Visibility: Race to Zero Anniversary video on Piccadilly Circus (w/ Landsec) Race to Zero City billboards campaign in Paris, London, Boston, NNYC (w/ JC Decaux)

One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Sustainable Development Impact:
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Function of initiative
Activity of initiative
Indicators
Goals To mobilize non-state actor membership of the Climate Ambition Alliance and build momentum around the shift to a decarbonized economy ahead of COP26.
Comments on indicators and goals
How will goals be achieved
Have you changed or strenghtened your goals
Progress towards the goals Headline events

Race to Zero 1 Year Anniversary - UN Global Compact Leaders’ Summit (15 / 16 June) Launch of the Public Consultation on the Future of RtZ (23 June) Get Net Zero Right - London Climate Action Week (28 June) Mind the Climate Finance Gap - London Climate Action Week (29 June) International Conference on Climate Change in Venice (11 July) Launch of Cities Race to Resilience - UNFCCC Africa Climate Week (8 July)

How are you tracking progress of your initiative
Available reporting

Participants

Participants Number Names
Members 7888  
Companies 5238
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 1102
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 67 Australian Capital Territory (Australia),  Baden Wurttemberg (Germany),  Basque Country (Spain),  British Columbia (Canada),  Brussels Capital Region (Belgium),  California (USA),  Catalonia (Spain),  Ceara (Brazil),  Chungcheongnam-Do (South Korea),  Comunidad de Madrid (Spain),  Ehime Prefecture (Japan),  Emilia-Romagna (Italy),  Galicia (Spain),  Gunma Prefecture (Japan),  Hawaii State (USA),  Hesse (Germany),  Hokkaido Prefecture (Japan),  Iwate Prefecture (Japan),  Jalisco (Mexico),  Jamtland (Sweden),  Kanagawa Prefecture (Japan),  Kumamoto Prefecture (Japan),  Kymenlaakso (Finland),  Kyoto Prefecture (Japan),  Louisiana (USA),  Maine (USA),  Minas Gerais (Brazil),  Mato Grosso (Brazil),  Mato Grosso do Sul (Brazil),  Mendoza Province (Argentina),  Mie Prefecture (Japan),  Minas Gerais (Brazil),  Misiones (Argentina),  Miyagi Prefecture (Japan),  Nagano Prefecture (Japan),  Navarra (Spain),  Nevada (USA),  New South Wales (Australia),  New York State (USA),  North Holland (Netherlands),  North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany),  Northern Territory (Australia),  Nouvelle-Aquitaine (France),  Nova Scotia (Canada),  Osaka Prefecture (Japan),  Pará (Brazil),  Paraná (Brazil),  Pernambuco (Brazil),  Quebec (Canada),  Queensland (Australia),  Rhineland-Palatinate (Germany),  Rhode Island (USA),  San Juan (Argentina),  Santiago del Estero (Argentina),  Sao Paulo State (Brazil),  Scotland (United K.),  Shiga Prefecture (Japan),  South Australia (Australia),  Thuringia (Germany),  Tokushima Prefecture (Japan),  Tottori Prefecture (Japan),  Toyama Prefecture (Japan),  Victoria (Australia),  Wales (United K.),  Walloon Region (Belgium),  Washington State (USA),  Western Cape (Australia),  Yamanashi Prefecture (Japan).
City / municipal actors 1049
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 432
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


Theme

Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 11 November 2021 14:55:38

Not only have national states as participators