Helping deliver a healthier, fairer, net zero world

Race to Zero is a 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, net zero world.

Since June 2020, over 13,000 members have joined the campaign and 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.

All members must meet robust science-aligned criteria, which was clarified and strengthened through an extensive consultation process in June 2022. Partner initiatives are responsible for helping to bring members to the starting line to credibly race to zero emissions.

 

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Who's in?

Consultations on the draft principles are now closed. An update on the consultation will be provided in due course.

Feedback on the draft principles is now closed. Please email Tessaferry@climatechampions.team if you have any questions.
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PARTNERS


    Race to Zero ‘Partners’ are the pillars under the campaign. They are the funnels through which individual members can join the Race. Partners are independent initiatives, subject to their own governance structures and decision making process. Partners join the Race to Zero campaign out of a shared commitment to driving high ambition non-state actor leadership, to halve emissions by 2030.

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ACCELERATORS


    Race to Zero has already grown to 13,000+ members over three years, but we can do more to implement and accelerate climate action.

    To drive recruitment and create an enabling environment for net zero action, initiatives and networks may wish to support the Race to Zero as Accelerators.

    Accelerators commit to aligning with Race to Zero’s criteria; accelerating membership; sharing knowledge, hosting events; engaging with the Race to Zero team and enhancing diversity across regions and sectors.

    Accelerators:

    1. Build support for the campaign and encourage non-state actors to join the net zero movement,
    2. Create an enabling environment for net zero implementation,
    3. Enhance the capacity of  non-state actors in underrepresented regions,
    4. Onboard new members into the Race.

    MEET OUR ACCELERATORS

MEMBERS


    Over 13,000 members have joined Race to Zero through 29 initiatives and networks – all of which are official Partners of the campaign. Please note there are instances where a member is signed-up to multiple initiatives. All members must meet stringent criteria and are part of the largest ever alliance committed to halving emissions by 2030.

    WHO’S IN?

    MEMBER TOOLKIT 2023

CRITERIA


    Race to Zero will support Partner Initiatives to continue strengthening their own norms, processes and criteria, based on lessons learned from implementation, informed by the recommendations of the Integrity Matters report, and in line with their own governance, as requested by the UN Secretary General to all net zero initiatives.

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    5TH P (PERSUADE)

GOVERNANCE


    From our members and Partners, to our Expert Peer Review Group, Ambassadors and High-Level Champions, discover who’s behind the Race to Zero.

    RACE TO ZERO GOVERNANCE

    The Expert Peer Review Group (EPRG) reviews Race to Zero Partner applications and provides independent recommendations to the Champions on whether initiatives meet the criteria for participation.

    UPDATE: Race to Zero to collaborate with UN Climate Change on strengthening accountability and showcasing effective climate leadership: Race to Zero to support UN Climate Change Recognition and Accountability Framework, avoid process duplication, and continue work with partners to drive effective voluntary action across the economy. 31 May 2023.

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    MEET THE EPRG

    The High Level Champions have also convened a group of global leaders with a range of expertise and knowledge across regions and sectors to support both Race to Zero and Race to Resilience.

    MEET OUR AMBASSADORS

PUBLICATIONS


    2023 Progress Report

    This report reflects the progress that has been made by Race to Zero Partners and their members in their transition towards a resilient global net-zero world. It shows a positive increase in implementation of the criteria and impact on the real economy.

    Read the report

    5th P (Persuade) Handbook

    The purpose of the Handbook is to consolidate existing critical resources on net zero advocacy, policy, and engagement and to summarise best practice.

    Read more here

    Net Zero for Professional Service Providers

    Race to Zero working to align the provision of services and advice by Professional Service Providers – specifically consultancy, legal and advertising providers – with net zero, and to explore emerging best practices.

    Read more here

Race to Zero Newsletters


Working Groups

Race to Zero has initiated two new working groups to address specific areas that will catalyze holistic global action towards halving emissions by 2030.

Net Zero for Professional Service Providers Fair Share, Equity, and Justice

FURTHER READING

Discover more about our actions and initiatives

Five steps to get industries on track for net zero

The World Economic Forum’s first Net Zero Industry Tracker, developed in collaboration with Accenture, reveals the scale of the challenge and sheds light on how industries can get on track for net zero.

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Company net-zero targets at risk without immediate improvement on deforestation

New analysis, commissioned by the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions, finds a five-fold increase in companies committed to net-zero from the forest, land and agriculture sectors — the second highest emitting industry after energy.

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Green spirits – The whisky distilleries driving positive environmental transformation

Discover how members of the Scotch Whisky Association, partners to the Race to Zero, are working hard to secure a sustainable future for the Scotch Whisky industry – ensuring its products are produced sustainably, traded globally and enjoyed responsibly.

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Signals of change: Why a net zero world by 2050 is within reach

Deloitte Climate and Sustainability Consultant, Talal Rafi, explains why with increasing support for environmental sustainability, green investments and climate innovation, key sectors can decarbonize and move towards a net zero.

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