Race to Zero launched by UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) in June this year is a global campaign that rallies commitments to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 at the latest and immediate actions to achieve that goals from non-state actors such as companies, local governments, investors and universities around the world.
As of December 12, 2020, it mobilizes 454 cities, 23 regions, 1,397 businesses, 74 of the biggest investors and 569 universities worldwide through Race to Zero Partners, alone making up over 12% of the global economy.
JCI Race to Zero Circle, which JCI newly launches to mobilizes JCI members to participate in Race to Zero campaign, has been approved as an official partner of Race to Zero. To accelerate their climate efforts towards net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, JCI will encourage JCI members to participate in the campaign and contribute to the decarbonization of the world from Japan.
Details of JCI Race to Zero Circle will be announced on this website as soon as they are ready.
Nigel Topping, High Level Champion for Climate Action, COP26, and Gonzalo Munoz, High Level Champion for Climate Action, COP25, who are co-leading the campaign said as follows.
“We are delighted to be welcoming the Japan Climate Initiative’s Race to Zero Circle as a partner of Race to Zero and a crucial mobilizer of non-state climate action. As we build momentum on our way to COP26, we look forward to working with our partners across the world to catalyse ambitious climate action.”
“Successfully tackling climate change requires us all to come together in radical collaboration. We are excited to welcome the Japan Climate Initiative’s Race to Zero Circle as a partner of Race to Zero and to build a healthy, resilient, zero carbon economy together.”