We Mean Business is a global nonprofit coalition working with the world’s most influential businesses to take action on climate change. Together we catalyze business leadership to drive policy ambition and accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon economy.
Together we are racing towards a healthier, more resilient, zero carbon world. Now that 63% of global emissions are covered by a net zero goal, countries must translate national commitments into credible policies, while every sector must undergo an exponential transformation. Solving the decarbonization challenge will create economic and societal advantages for the countries, cities and companies who emerge as leaders. Within this decade, upgrading to a zero-carbon future can create 35 million more jobs and USD$26 trillion more in economic benefits, compared with attempting to resuscitate the high-carbon status quo. There is clear public support for a green recovery because people see what’s in it for them: cleaner air; a just transition for their children; and the protection of nature that in turn protects their health, homes and livelihoods.
Even in the face of COVID-19, net zero commitments roughly doubled in 2020. Corporate commitments alone under the Race to Zero campaign now cover over 12% of the global economy and USD$ 9.81 trillion in revenue. At a national level, new countries have also stepped up, with Japan, South Korea, and China – and now the US – joining the EU, UK, South Africa, Chile and others mobilizing around the shared guiding star of net zero emissions. This is the Race to Zero. *
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*Source: We Mean Business Coalition