Net Zero Futures dialogue series and working groups

Peer learning opportunities to support more states and regions to set net zero targets.

Net Zero Futures
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Dialogue series

The dialogue series unites states and regions that have already set net zero targets with their peers in order to share latest best practice, boost efforts and solutions to achieve targets as soon as possible and to connect with an international community of peers going in the same direction.

This year's series includes six dialogue sessions from March 2021 until December 2021 and presentations by experts and Net Zero Leaders – state and regional governments that have already set net zero targets.

The sessions cover a range of themes, with topics and questions tailored to the needs of states and regions.

Find out more about the dialogue sessions

Click the links to listen to the recordings and download summaries of the sessions that have taken place so far.

Setting a regional net zero target and a long term vision

Keeping equity and justice at the centre of your state or region’s net zero target

Developing a pathway to achieve a net zero target

Defining sectoral policies to achieve net zero emissions

Engaging key stakeholders on your net zero emissions journey

Tracking progress towards achieving a vision and a net zero target

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Working Groups

Our Net Zero Futures Working Groups are a peer-to-peer support mechanism of smaller, informal sessions amongst states and regions to work through specific challenges and solutions related to net zero emissions.

They’re open to all states and regions that are taking part in Net Zero Futures activities, such as the dialogue series. Governments interested in leading or participating in a group must submit a short application form. Each session will have a limited number of government attendees in order to allow for in-depth and open discussions. 

Governments may also propose topics for the Working Groups, in addition to the ones suggested:

  • Managing push-back for renewable energy installations
  • Setting up local carbon offsetting schemes
  • Identifying hard-to-abate or residual GHG emissions
  • Approaches to fossil fuel phase out
  • Setting up citizens climate assemblies 
  • Complementing net zero emissions targets with adaptation measures


Why should your government take part in Net Zero Futures?

  • Peer-learning activities, such as the Net Zero Futures dialogue series, to understand the breadth of global experiences of setting and delivering on net zero targets.
  • Knowledge and capacity-building in topics related to institutionalising a net zero target and understanding sectoral pathways - as well as the socio-economic benefits of doing so.
  • Access to resources and tools specific to states and regions, such as the Under2 Coalition Pathways Framework.
  • Participation in a community of like-minded peers to share experiences, propose questions and topics and share best practice on decarbonising economies.
  • Empower states and regions to join the UN’s Race to Zero and Race to Resilience campaigns ahead of COP26.
  • Invitations to other events and opportunities related to furthering net zero capacity and elevating the voices of states and regions.
  • Highlighting the leadership of state and regional governments at a global level.

Get in touch

To join the Net Zero Futures mailing list, receive invitations to the dialogue series, and access session materials and resources, please contact: