Under the Paris Agreement, countries have agreed to achieve a long-term temperature goal of holding the global average temperature to well below 2°C and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. This will require achieving a balance between anthropogenic emissions by sources and removals by sinks of greenhouse gases in the second half of the century, although this may be achieved earlier, depending on different national circumstances.
Carbon Neutrality Coalition
Plan of Action
With that goal in mind, countries and cities signed the Declaration of the Carbon Neutrality Coalition at the One Planet Summit in December 2017.
They agreed to develop long-term, low-emissions, climate-resilient development strategies, in line with the agreed long-term temperature increase limit, as early as possible and no later than 2020.
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.
Through exchange of experiences, information, tools and case studies towards setting pathways for carbon neutrality with others in the Coalition and outside.
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.
Further membership from countries to the Coalition and alignment of subnational and non-State actors with the objectives of the Coalition.
Long-term climate strategies can be powerful tools to
Reap the triple win of
the socio-economic benefits of the transition to net-zero greenhouse gases
building climate-resilient economies
accelerating global climate action at the necessary speed and scale
Mainstreaming climate action throughout each economy while promoting inclusive economic and social development
Incentivising investment flows and technological innovation