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Starting Line Set in the Race to Zero with Thousands of Institutions Already Lined Up to Take Climate Action

Aug 28, 2020

In Spring 2020, the Oxford University Net Zero Climate Network convened a series of online discussions between actors and networks setting “net zero” targets and scientific experts. These discussions have informed the Race to Zero campaign being led by the UNFCCC High-level Climate Champions and, more broadly, aim to promote convergence toward robust standards for net zero targets across the climate action community. The resulting research document with the minimum criteria for a net zero target and points of convergence and ongoing discussion can be found here.

To date:

  • 995 businesses
  • 449 cities
  • 38 investors
  • 21 regions
  • and 505 universities

have set zero carbon or net zero targets in the Race to Zero!

Our site, Net Zero Climate, is developed in support of this initiative, to help inform effective action in the race to global net zero by 2050, for a temperature target of well below 2 degrees average warming.

Find out how to join the Race to Zero here.

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