All Pledges

We congratulate you on taking the first steps toward taking climate action by signing the Global Climate Pledge and following through with your specific commitments!

We are not the only pledge that provides information and resources for those seeking environmental changes. We recognize the other pledges around the world that are also working towards the same goal. This is the time we can come together to decrease our global emissions exponentially.

As you continue to look for additional ways to commit toward to a more sustainable future, we highly encourage you to review and sign one or more of these pledges that may be inspiring on your specific climate journey!  From Business or Corporate pledges to those that are specific to young children, we are sharing a variety of exciting commitments that may be of interest to you, your colleagues, or family members!

Corporate Pledges

The Climate Pledge

The Climate Pledge is a call to businesses and organizations to take collective action on the world’s greatest crisis and to work together to build towards a safe and healthy planet for the next generations.

The Climate Pledge is a cross-sector community of companies and organizations, working together to crack the climate crisis and solve the challenges of decarbonizing our economy.

Bringing together those that are prepared to run the furthest and fastest, The Climate Pledge calls on signatories to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2040—10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement. Amazon co-founded the Climate Pledge with Global Optimism in 2019, and became the first signatory of the pledge.

Carbon Neutrality Coalition

The Carbon Neutrality Coalition brings together a group of pioneering countries that have agreed to develop ambitious climate strategies to meet the long-term objectives of the Paris Agreement.

In support of these goals, the members of the Carbon Neutrality Coalition will work to:

Demonstrate and showcase how long-term, low greenhouse gas emissions, climate resilient development strategies can become the “lodestar” against which shorter-term planning and policy-making is measured.

Provide leadership through exchange of experiences, information, tools and case studies towards setting pathways for carbon neutrality with others in the Coalition and outside.

Advocate for increased global ambition on mitigation, including through new and innovative channels, and undertake climate action to match the ambition reflected in the Paris Agreement.

Encourage further membership from countries to the Coalition and alignment of subnational and non-State actors with the objectives of the Coalition.

CBN Expert SME Community 

CBN Expert, together with Future Net Zero, has created the Future Net Zero Standard programme.

Alongside the pioneering CBN Expert Dashboard, which will measure, track and report carbon emissions within SMEs, Future Net Zero will provide benchmarking and certification to your business in order to publicize your commitment to Climate Change.

Exponential Roadmap Initiative

The Exponential Roadmap Initiative is for innovators, transformers and disruptors taking action in line with 1.5°C, with the mission to halve emissions before 2030 through exponential climate action and solutions.

The Exponential Roadmap highlights the 36 solutions that can scale exponentially to halve Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2030 worldwide. Scaling of solutions comes from sharp policy, from climate leadership by companies and cities and from a finance and technology shift towards green solutions with exponential potential.

The roadmap shows how we can build a stronger, more resilient and future-proof global economy and increase human prosperity and health – within the planetary boundaries.

Science Based Targets

The latest climate science sends a clear warning that we must dramatically curb temperature rise to avoid the catastrophic impacts of climate change.

Science-based targets show companies how much and how quickly they need to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to prevent the worst effects of climate change.

We Are Still In

We Are Still In is a joint declaration of support for climate action, signed by more than 3,900 CEOs, mayors, governors, tribal leaders, college presidents, faith leaders, health care executives, and others. The organizations they represent comprise the largest and most diverse coalition of actors ever established in pursuit of climate action in the United States.

Spanning red and blue regions across 50 states, its signatories demonstrate America’s enduring commitment to delivering on the promise of the Paris Agreement and America’s contribution to it. To date, ‘We Are Still In’ is the largest cross section of the American economy yet assembled in pursuit of climate action.

The B Team 

The B Team is working to redefine the culture of accountability in business, for our companies, communities and future generations, by creating and cascading new norms of corporate leadership that can build a better world.

They have come together to craft a five-year strategy to set out our inclusive economy vision and inform the plans, actions and decisions we will  take forward through to 2025.

 

 

 

 

 

Business Declares 

Business Declares is a not-for-profit organisation formed by senior leaders with a vast range of experience from the SME, B Corp and FTSE100 sectors. We are official members of the UN Race to Zero team for COP26.

They believe that business has a major part to play in tackling the climate, ecological and social emergency. They welcome all businesses, big and small, whether willing to start the climate journey or wanting to use their work to inspire others and add to our collective business call for change.

Certified B Corperation

Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.

Society’s most challenging problems cannot be solved by government and nonprofits alone. The B Corp community works toward reduced inequality, lower levels of poverty, a healthier environment, stronger communities, and the creation of more high quality jobs with dignity and purpose. By harnessing the power of business, B Corps use profits and growth as a means to a greater end: positive impact for their employees, communities, and the environment.

B Corps form a community of leaders and drive a global movement of people using business as a force for good. The values and aspirations of the B Corp community are embedded in the B Corp Declaration of Interdependence.

SME Climate Hub

The SME Climate Hub for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) provides a one-stop-shop to make a climate commitment and access best-in-class tools and resources. The tools and resources provide support in regards to measuring your emissions, developing your climate strategy, reducing your own emissions and the emissions in your value chain, and exemplify complementary offset projects.

We Mean Business Coalition 

Leading companies are going all in for halving emissions by 2030 and seizing the opportunity of climate action.
Through its partners and collaborators, We Mean Business Coalition brings together the best-in-class climate action initiatives. Hundreds of companies are now harnessing them to align with the 1.5°C pathway. We mean business catalyzes business and policy action to halve emissions by 2030 and accelerate an inclusive transition to a global net-zero economy by 2050.

Individual Pledges

Climate Neutral Now 

 

The Climate Neutral Now Initiative is one of several initiatives launched by the UNFCCC secretariat to increase climate action by engaging non-Party stakeholders (sub-national governments, companies, organizations, individuals). It was launched in 2015 based on a mandate to promote the voluntary use of carbon market mechanisms recognized under the Convention.

It has evolved to become a much wider tool for awareness-raising, capacity building, partnership development, promoting and facilitating the estimation of carbon footprints, the reduction of those footprints, and voluntary compensation (offsetting).

The Nature Conservancy 

The Nature Conservancy is a global environmental nonprofit working to create a world where people and nature can thrive.

The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. To achieve this, we must boldly address the biodiversity and climate crises over the next decade. By maximizing our ability to affect change between now and 2030, we can shape a brighter future for people and our planet.

Job One For Humanity 

The not-for-profit Job One for Humanity organization provides a unique “big picture” and holistic view of the many inter-connected and inter-dependent climate systems creating our current global warming emergency. Unlike other climate change educational organizations, we do provide prioritized, critical-path solutions to the global warming emergency built upon the most accurate global fossil fuel reduction targets and the most dangerous global warming tipping point deadlines we currently face.

Children Pledges

Climate Kids Power Saver 

Launched in 2010, NASA’s Climate Kids website tells the story of our changing planet through the eyes of the NASA missions studying Earth. Targeting upper-elementary-aged children, the site is full of games, activities and articles that make climate science accessible and engaging.

NASA is a world leader in climate studies and Earth science. While its role is not to set climate policy or prescribe particular responses or solutions to climate change, its purview does include providing the robust scientific data needed to understand climate change. NASA then makes this information available to the global community – the public, policy- and decision-makers and scientific and planning agencies around the world.

Kids’ Climate Pledge

Our youngest co-founder — who we avoid naming on the internet because she’s only 6 — wanted to design her own climate pledge so her friends could learn more about climate action. The pledge gives kids 7 fun ideas — everything from tasting a non-dairy ice cream to making a video explaining why they care about the climate — and you can pledge to take action or say ‘not for me’ and move on to the next option. They record your choices, but it’s totally anonymous!

Sector Specific

Fashion Charter for Climate Action 

Under the auspices of UN Climate Change, fashion stakeholders worked during 2018 to identify ways in which the broader textile, clothing and fashion industry can move towards an holistic commitment to climate action. They created the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action which contains the vision to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. The Fashion Industry Charter was launched at COP24 in Katowice, Poland, in December 2018.

Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy 

GCoM is the largest global alliance for city climate leadership, built upon the commitment of over 10,000 cities and local governments. These cities hail from 6 continents and 140 countries. In total, they represent more than 900 million people. By 2030, Global Covenant cities and local governments could account for 2.3 billion tons CO2e of annual emissions reduction, matching yearly passenger road emissions from the U.S., China, France, Mexico, Russia, and Argentina combined.

Increasingly, cities and local governments across the globe are heeding the call to act. With nations working towards the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, cities’ involvement could not be more urgent.

The cities and partners of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy share a long-term vision of supporting voluntary action to combat climate change. Together, we’re working towards a resilient and low-emission society.

Health Care Without Harm 

Health Care Without Harm works to transform health care worldwide so that it reduces its environmental footprint, becomes a community anchor for sustainability and a leader in the global movement for environmental health and justice.

International Wineries for Climate Action

International Wineries for Climate Action (IWCA) is a collaborative working group of environmentally committed wineries focused on a science-based approach to reducing carbon emissions across the wine industry. Each member within IWCA takes responsibility to hold ourselves and each other accountable to build a cleaner, more resilient wine community for future generations.

IWCA is open to wineries from any country who recognize that climate change is the most significant threat facing the wine industry, and who are guided by the urgency for strategic action that accelerates the implementation of strategies and innovative solutions to tackle climate change.

Our goal is to share best practices that mitigate climate impacts in vineyard and winery operations so that we can act collectively to decarbonize the global wine industry today, by applying direct solutions avoiding offseting carbon credits.

Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative

The Net Zero Asset Managers initiative is an international group of asset managers committed to supporting the goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or sooner, in line with global efforts to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius; and to supporting investing aligned with net zero emissions by 2050 or sooner.

The Argentinian Network of Municipalities

The Argentinian Network of Municipalities is a coalition of 225 Argentine municipalities that, together with an executive secretariat, coordinate and promote strategic plans to face climate change. Our commitment to climate action is framed by the goals of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM).

The GCoM addresses three aspects of climate action: mitigation of climate change, adaptation to adverse effects, and universal accessto safe, clean and affordable energy.

Under2Coalition

The Under2Coalition is a global community of state and regional governments committed to ambitious climate action in line with the Paris Agreement.

The Under2Coalition brings together 260 governments representing 1.75 billion people and 50% of the global economy.

Their members commit to keeping global temperature rises to well below 2°C with efforts to reach 1.5°C. 35 states and regions in the Coalition have committed to reaching net zero emissions by 2050 or earlier.

Chambers Climate Coalition 

The Chambers Climate Coalition is grounded in the belief that a practical response to climate change must be rooted in creating enabling regulatory environments where local businesses and communities can feel empowered to take action – without sacrificing their bottom lines.

Since its launch at the 11th World Chambers Congress in June 2019, the Chambers Climate Coalition has catalysed an unprecedented mobilisation of local business leaders in support of bold action to tackle climate change.

Today, members of the Coalition total more than 2,100 chambers and affiliate organisations.

Initiative 20×20

Initiative 20×20 is a large-scale effort to increase conservation progress in Latin America and the Caribbean. Specifically, Initiative 20×20 seeks to procure 50 million hectares of land in these areas that are set aside for
conservation. There are currently 18 countries and 3 regional programs committed to achieving this. This initiative was created to address the statistic that shows that 58% of emissions come from the land sector; thus, their work iscritical in achieving decarbonization in Latin America. Their success also serves as an example for similar movements worldwide.

C40’s Deadline 2020

Deadline 2020 is a commitment from the world’s leading cities to urgently pursue high ambition climate action, demonstrating how we can deliver on the Paris Agreement. Now is the time to act!

Delivering on the objectives of Paris Agreement will require all cities to take transformational actions to reduce transportation emissions, improve building energy efficiency, ­increase the supply of green energy, and change consumption patterns, while strengthening the ability to deal with the impacts of climate change through adaptation. Deadline 2020 sets out the level of ambition and urgency needed to ensure cities deliver on the objectives of the Paris Agreement.

Global Universities and Colleges for the Climate Change 

By joining the Race to Zero, you will help demonstrate both the higher and further education sector’s commitment to the net zero agenda as well as your institution’s leadership on a global level at COP26 in November 2021.

There are over 25,000 universities and numerous colleges across the world, together we make a huge impact and can be a force for change.

The pledge at the head-of-organization level to reach (net) zero GHGs as soon as possible, and by mid-century at the latest, in line with global efforts to limit warming to 1.5C. Set an interim target to achieve in the next decade, which reflects maximum effort toward or beyond a fair share of the 50% global reduction in CO2 by 2030 identified in the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5C

ICLEI’s Climate Neutrality Framework

ICLEI engages at the local to global levels, shaping policy and sparking action to transform urban environments worldwide. We build connections across levels of government, sectors and stakeholder groups, sparking city-to-city, city-to-region, local-to-global and local-to-national connections. By linking subnational, national and global actors, policies, commitments and initiatives, ICLEI strengthens action at all levels, in support of sustainable urban development.

At the subnational level, ICLEI drives change along five interconnected pathways that cut across sectors and jurisdictional boundaries. This design enables local and regional governments to develop solutions in a holistic and integrated way, creating change across entire urban systems.

Japan Climate Initiative Race to Zero Circle 

Japan Climate Initiative, invite Japanese companies, municipalities, research institutions and civil society organizations that are making serious efforts towards the realization of a decarbonized society to participate in the initiative and help build a decarbonized Japanese society. As a partner coalition of the Alliances for Climate Action, JCI will collaborate with other domestic multi-stakeholder coalitions to accelerate the transition towards decarbonized and climate resilient societies around the world.

Pledge to Net Zero 

‘Pledge to Net Zero’ is the environmental industry’s global commitment, requiring science-based targets from its signatories to tackle greenhouse gas emissions within their organisations.

The pledge recognises the need for those in the environmental sector to demonstrate leadership and take strong actions to mitigate the most significant impacts of climate change. Join with us in time for COP26 to showcase your commitment in what is a crucial year for climate action.

UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance 

Global asset owners setting and reporting on ambitious interim targets for net-zero emissions by 2050

United Nations-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance is an international group of over 40 institutional investors delivering on a bold commitment to transition our investment portfolios to net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050.

Representing over $6.6 trillion assets under management, the United Nations-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance shows united investor action to align portfolios with a 1.5°C scenario, addressing Article 2.1c of the Paris Agreement.

Water UK

The Water UK team engages with companies and regulators to ensure customers receive high-quality tap water at a reasonable price and that our environment is protected and improved.

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