Climate ambition will be one of the central themes of COP25. A fundamental part of the work will be articulated around the Climate Action Alliance, whose first results were announced at the last Summit on Climate Action convened by the Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, in New York in September. This initiative, led by Chile and joined by Spain, commits its members to activate plans to achieve zero net CO2 emissions by 2050, identifying this objective as a long-term objective or advancing consultations on a long-term strategy for climate neutrality in line with the Paris Agreement.
Currently, 102 cities, 10 regions, 65 countries and 87 companies are part of the alliance.
The initiatives it includes are: Carbon Neutrality Coalition", "Under2 Coalition", "Deadline 2020", "Business Ambition for 1.5˚C - Our Only Future" and "UN-Convened Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance". In addition to the countries listed below, the European Union is also part of this initiative.
What are the aims of this alliance?
In the framework of the Paris Agreement, the Parties must communicate long-term, low greenhouse gas emissions development strategies that aim to achieve the mid-century target. The overall objective of this group is to boost net zero CO2 emissions according to the latest scientific information.
The profound transformation towards a net zero emission of CO2 requires the mobilization of actors from all segments of society, so this group includes regions, cities, companies and investors along with countries. They are all united around the same goal because they recognize the benefits of the low-carbon transition.