Public consultation on the future of Race to Zero

The future of Race to Zero The UN High-Level Champions for Climate Action - Gonzalo Muñoz and Nigel Topping - with the Race to Zero Partners have opened a public consultation calling for written submissions to help shape the future of the Race to Zero campaign.

The purpose of this consultation is to help implement member commitments and strengthen the campaign beyond COP26 to accelerate the transition to a zero carbon economy. This written submission form is therefore seeking feedback around are four key areas for enhancement:

The creation of verifiable plans;

Tracking action and measuring impact;

Encouraging positive policy to ensure integrity;

Supporting members and holding them accountable to their commitments.

Each actor and institution is welcomed to reflect upon the contributions they can offer and the functions they can perform to halve emissions by 2030 and accelerate the shift towards a 1.5C aligned trajectory.

In particular, feedback is sought from developing country stakeholders to continue broadening the reach and impact of the campaign.

The process for the public consultation is as follows:

The High-Level Climate Champions, the UNFCCC and the Expert Peer Review Group, with the support of the Race to Zero Partners, opened the consultation through a public session on Wednesday, 23 June at 17:00 BST.

Written submissions are welcomed from Wednesday, 23 June, 18:00 BST until Friday, 3 September, 12:00 BST. All submissions will be published on the Race to Zero website.

Responses will be reviewed by the UN High Level Climate Action Champions, the Race to Zero Partners and the UNFCCC. A closing session to outline the findings from the written submissions will be held in mid-September.

Based on the feedback, the UN High Level Climate Action Champions, with the engagement of the Race to Zero Partners and through consultation with the UNFCCC and the Expert Peer Review Group, will lead a process to launch the next steps for the Race to Zero, involving all relevant partners.

Please find a recording of the webinar below:

 

 

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Submissions

To view the responses to the public consultation, please click here.