race to zero

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 zero carbon world.

Find out more about Race to Zero on the UNFCCC High-Level Champions website.

‘Starting line’ criteria, known as the 5 P’s, require members to Pledge, Plan, Proceed, Publish and Persuade.

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To take action toward or beyond a fair share of the 50% global GHG reduction needed by 2030, and to reach net zero by 2050 at the latest.


Within 12 months develop an evidence-based emissions reduction plan in line with the pledge.


Take immediate action towards meeting the pledge.


Commit to report data and actions in relation to meeting the pledge, publicly and at least annually – feeding into the UNFCCC Global Climate Action Portal.


Align lobbying and advocacy activities with net zero by proactively supporting climate policies consistent with the Race to Zero criteria.