The energy transition is happening

State and regional governments around the world are implementing innovative policies right now, to transform their economies with clean energy.


Through the Under2 Coalition, The Climate Group is helping them accelerate real action.


In order to achieve a world of well below 2°C of warming, industrialized states and regions need to be at the forefront of climate action. They also face serious challenges in decarbonizing their economies without negative impacts. 

Why we need the Energy Transition Platform


State and regional governments are in a unique position to drive innovative and ambitious climate and clean energy policies around the world.

The Climate Group brings these governments together to make sure the best ideas are spread further, faster. These governments make up the Under2 Coalition, which has over 220 signatories and endorsers globally.

The coalition is driven by state and regional governments committed to supporting the efforts of nations and delivering the goals of the Paris Agreement, to keep global temperature rises to well below 2°C.

The Energy Transition Platform

The Climate Group’s Energy Transition Platform is a flagship project of the Under2 Coalition.

It connects 11 highly industrialized, carbon-intensive states and regions to learn from each other and create the most effective policies: Alberta, the Basque Country, California, Hauts-de-France, Lombardy, Minnesota, North Rhine-Westphalia, Silesia, South Australia, Upper Austria and Wales.

These regions represent US$4.5 trillion GDP (about the GDP of Japan), over 100 million people and 13% of the GHG emissions of North America, Europe and Australia. Alongside the initiative’s lead government, North Rhine-Westphalia, The Climate Group has been supporting these governments since 2016. The Energy Transition Platform is funded by Stiftung Mercator.

Regions tell their stories

These governments are taking real action to accelerate the clean energy transition in their jurisdictions and achieve a well below 2°C world - and they use the Energy Transition Platform to share what they are doing and inspire others.

Explore the map below to see examples of these actions. 

See where else in the world The Climate Group is helping states and regions to accelerate ambitious, innovative climate action using our Under2 Policy Action Map. 

The Energy Transition Platform is funded by Stiftung Mercator and supported by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. 

For more information please contact:

Libby Ferguson, Senior Advisor, The Climate Group
UK: +44 (0)20 7960 2970