Business and industry leaders attending this week’s B7 summit will be urged to accelerate a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to seize the monumental opportunities of a net zero transition.
Climate Champions Welcome America Is All InWe welcome the United States’ official rejoining of the Paris Agreement today
We welcome the United States’ official rejoining of the Paris Agreement today, a major boost to international climate cooperation en route to COP26. It sets the stage for new commitments by the Biden-Harris Administration, building on the dedicated and transformational work from US cities, states, businesses and investors over the last four years.
The benefits of climate action can cut across society – creating jobs, lifting people out of poverty and inequality and strengthening public health. The Biden-Harris Administration’s all-of-government approach will turbo-charge the American race to net zero emissions and greater resilience by 2050. The united call from cities, states, businesses and investors, through the “America Is All In” alliance, for a halving of US emissions by 2030 represents a recommitment to science-based climate policy, and an unprecedented opportunity to unleash innovation, create sustainable jobs and regenerate nature at a pace and scale we’ve never seen before. The more local governments and the private sector accelerates towards net zero emissions and resilience, the higher the US government can raise its ambition.
We look forward to welcoming a new wave of American partners to the Race to Zero and Race to Resilience, and hope to welcome the US into the Climate Ambition Alliance, demonstrating a real commitment to build back a healthier, safer, and more resilient future worldwide after Covid-19.
An encouraging array of announcements of new commitments and partnerships – both public and private – and the nearly exponential growth in membership of the critical Race to Zero campaign shows that the transformation of the global economy is truly underway.
The global shift to a green economy could create 18 million jobs, with the potential to provide high-quality employment and livelihoods around the world. But what about the people and communities whose livelihoods, right now, depend on the fossil fuel or other high-carbon sectors?