The Race to Zero
The Race to Zero emissions by 2050 at the latest
Race To Zero is a global campaign to rally leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions, investors for a healthy, resilient, zero carbon recovery that prevents future threats, creates decent jobs, and unlocks inclusive, sustainable growth.
All members are committed to the same overarching goal: achieving net zero emissions by 2050 at the very latest.
It mobilizes a coalition of leading net zero initiatives, representing 23 regions, 471 cities, 1,675 companies, 569 universities, and 85 investors, alone making up over 12% of the global economy. These ‘real economy’ actors join 120 countries in the largest ever alliance committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 at the latest. Net zero commitments globally now cover at least 68% of the global economy (US$84,575 billion), 56% of the global population (over 4.2 billion people), and 61% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
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.
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.
Individual actors (such as regions, cities, businesses and investors) are invited to join an initiative or network, which is an official Race to Zero partner. By joining one of the partners they will be directly included in Race to Zero.
Actors can currently join through the following partners:
Businesses: Business Ambition for 1.5 C, B Corporation, Business Declares, The Climate Pledge, SME Climate Hub, Exponential Roadmap Initiative, Business Declares and Pledge to Net Zero.
Chambers of Commerce: International Chamber of Commerce Chambers Climate Coalition
Cities: RED Argentina de Municipos Frente al Cambio Climatico, ICLEI’s Climate Neutrality Framework
Sectoral initiatives: Health Care Without Harm, Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, Water UK, and International Wineries for Climate Action.
Investors: UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance, Net-Zero Asset Managers Initiative
Country-wide: Japan Climate Initiative Race to Zero circle
Universities: Global Universities and Colleges for the Climate, Second Nature
Join the Race to Zero. Because we can do this, together. And we’re already on the way.