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The world is moving to net-zero. Is your company ready to make the transition?

The Climate Ambition Accelerator is a six-month accelerator programme designed to equip companies with the knowledge and skills they need to accelerate progress towards setting science-based emissions reduction targets aligned with the 1.5℃ pathway, setting them on a path towards net-zero emissions by 2050.  

Through the Global Compact Local Networks around the world, participating companies will gain access to global best practices, peer-to-peer learning opportunities, practical activities, capacity building sessions and on-demand training. Led by the United Nations Global Compact, the Climate Ambition Accelerator aims to scale-up credible climate action across companies of varying sizes, sectors and regions.

No matter where you are in your sustainability journey, the Climate Ambition Accelerator will help you take the lead in moving your company towards a net-zero future.

The Climate Ambition Accelerator stands as a transformative six-month program meticulously crafted to empower companies with the knowledge and skills essential for accelerating their journey towards science-based emissions reduction targets. Aligned with the 1.5℃ pathway, this accelerator aims to propel businesses toward achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. Leveraging the expansive Global Compact Local Networks worldwide, participating companies gain access to a wealth of global best practices, invaluable peer-to-peer learning opportunities, practical activities, capacity-building sessions, and on-demand training. Spearheaded by the United Nations Global Compact, the Climate Ambition Accelerator endeavors to elevate credible climate action across companies of diverse sizes, sectors, and regions. Irrespective of where you stand in your sustainability journey, this accelerator promises to guide and position your company at the forefront of the movement towards a net-zero future.

Programme Benefits:
– Build your climate ambition and greenhouse gas (GHG) management strategy
– Gain a clear understanding of GHG emissions, the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) and the net-zero concept
– Learn how to motivate investors, corporate leadership, employees and shareholders to set and meet Science Based Targets
– Hear from peers and share insights in group sessions
– Take advantage of on-demand learning sessions that enables you to work at your own pace
– Get access to industry experts and networking opportunities
– Benefit from local delivery combined with global insights and best practices
– Position yourself to be part of the Forward Faster initiative by setting science-based targets

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Who can participate

To take part in the Climate Ambition Accelerator, companies are required to be participants of the UN Global Compact or willing to join, and:

  • Currently engaged with a Global Compact Local Network in your region or willing to join
  • Interested in setting ambitious emissions reduction targets aligned with climate science at the pace and scale required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement
  • Willing to appoint two representatives to participate in the accelerator activities and events and an executive-level representative to follow accelerator developments, provide support and participate in high-level events
The world is moving to net-zero. Is your company ready to make the transition?

Last year’s Climate Ambition Accelerator set a new programme record, drawing around 1,990 participants from more than 1,000 organizations across the globe. Now in its fourth year, the UN Global Compact 2024 Climate Ambition Accelerator offers the guidance and tools you need to accelerate progress towards setting science-based emissions targets and transitioning to net-zero emissions by 2050.

Through the Global Compact Local Networks around the world, participating companies will gain access to: 
– Global best practices
– Peer-to-peer learning opportunities
– Practical activities
– Capacity building sessions On-demand training
– Join the UN Global Compact Climate Ambition Accelerator – a six-month, interactive programme that helps you to motivate investors, leadership, employees and shareholders with an emission reduction plan that sets your organization apart in the market.

In a world rapidly transitioning to net-zero, the question is: Is your company prepared for this transformation? Building on the success of last year’s Climate Ambition Accelerator, which attracted approximately 1,990 participants from over 1,000 organizations worldwide, the UN Global Compact’s 2024 Climate Ambition Accelerator is now in its fourth year, ready to equip you with the guidance and tools necessary for accelerating progress towards science-based emissions targets and the pivotal transition to net-zero emissions by 2050.
Participating companies, connected through the Global Compact Local Networks across the globe, will have exclusive access to a rich array of resources, including global best practices, peer-to-peer learning opportunities, practical activities, capacity-building sessions, and on-demand training. Join the UN Global Compact Climate Ambition Accelerator, a dynamic six-month program designed to empower you to inspire investors, leadership, employees, and shareholders with a robust emission reduction plan that sets your organization apart in the market. It’s your opportunity to lead the way in the journey towards a sustainable future.

To learn about eligibility requirements, programme structure and how to apply, visit us here
  
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What is the Climate Ambition Accelerator?

This six-month program is designed to equip businesses of all sizes and sectors with the knowledge and resources they need to set science-based emissions reduction targets aligned with the critical 1.5°C pathway. By achieving this alignment, companies put themselves on track to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.


How Does it Work?

The program leverages the UN Global Compact’s global network, providing participating companies with access to:

  • Global best practices: Learn from industry leaders and successful sustainability initiatives.
  • Peer-to-peer learning: Share experiences, challenges, and solutions with fellow companies on the path to net-zero.
  • Practical activities: Gain hands-on experience through workshops and exercises.
  • Capacity building sessions: Develop the internal expertise needed to implement a sustainable strategy.
  • On-demand training: Access a library of resources and training modules for continuous learning.

Benefits of Participation

  • Science-based targets: Set credible emissions reduction goals aligned with the latest climate science.
  • Strategic roadmap: Develop a clear pathway to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.
  • Enhanced brand reputation: Demonstrate leadership in sustainability and commitment to a low-carbon future.
  • Improved investor relations: Attract investors who prioritize ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) factors.
  • Increased efficiency: Identify and implement strategies to reduce operational costs and energy consumption.

Who Should Participate?

The Climate Ambition Accelerator is open to any company participating in the UN Global Compact that is committed to taking concrete action on climate change. Regardless of a company’s current stage in its sustainability journey, the program offers valuable guidance and support to accelerate progress.


Taking Action for a Sustainable Future

The UN Global Compact’s Climate Ambition Accelerator is a critical initiative in the fight against climate change. By empowering businesses to set ambitious emissions reduction targets and develop actionable plans, the program paves the way for a more sustainable future for all.


Interested in Participating?

Participating companies of the UN Global Compact based in the countries below have the opportunity to sign up to the in-country track through the Global Compact Local Network. If you are not located in one of the countries below, you can still apply to the global track.  

Global track: Facilitated in English, the global track will offer the same curriculum content as the in-country track delivered through a series of live and on-demand sessions. This global track will be available in countries where an in-country programme is not available. The live sessions in the Global Track will be facilitated at 8:00 AM GMT/5:00 PM JST. Space is limited. Applications will be reviewed and accepted participants will be notified by early May.  

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