To mark World Environment Day, the UK Government has launched its “Race to Zero” global campaign to mobilise support for the net-zero transition across businesses, cities and nations, with new data finding that 53% of global GDP is covered by a net-zero ambition in some form. The COP26 Race to Zero campaign will officially launch today, to be delivered by the UN High Level “climate champions” the UK and Chile. The latter was meant to have hosted the last COP summit, but it was moved to Madrid following protests and civil unrest. The campaign is designed to mobilise renewed levels of leadership from businesses, cities, regions and nations to spur a zero-carbon recovery that commits more national governments to set net-zero targets.
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The groundswell of support for climate action and a green economic recovery will grow further today, with the official launch of an unprecedented alliance of private and public actors who have joined forces for a new campaign that seeks to turbocharge the adoption of net zero emissions strategies across the world ahead of the COP26 climate conference. The ‘Race to Zero’ campaign, launched by the UNFCCC’s Champions for Climate Action to mark World Environment Day, comprises roughly 1,000 businesses with annual revenues totalling $4.72tr, as well as 458 cities, 505 universities, 24 regions, and 36 major investors. As such it represents one of the most significant calls for a green recovery from the coronavirus crisis to date, building on a raft of similar interventions from business and campaign groups in recent weeks.
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‘Race to Zero’: Businesses, cities and investors join forces in UN-backed net zero emissions campaign. ‘Race to Zero’ recruits private sector to lobby for more ambitious climate action in run-up to COP26 climate summit next year. The United Nations is hoping to orchestrate a massive show of support for a greener economy with the official launch of Race to Zero, a campaign for companies to pledge to hit net zero emissions before 2050. Officials hope Race to Zero will help build momentum for COP26, a major climate summit due to be held in Glasgow in November 2021. By bringing together a huge coalition of businesses, investors and cities promising net zero emissions, organisers hope governments will be encouraged to commit to bolder national action on carbon emissions.
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