Opportunities to engage
Climate Week NYC, hosted annually by the Climate Group, is the time and place where the world gathers to showcase amazing climate action and discusses how to do more. In 2020, Climate Week NYC was home to over 500 events.
There are 16 Under2 Coalition member states and regions in North America, from the US and Canada. Nine North American states and regional members have more ambitious low-carbon standards than their national governments.
Projects and Workstreams
Through peer-learning forums in the Under2 Coalition Methane Project, state and regional governments have been sharing their experiences in tracking and reducing methane emissions in the oil and gas sector and using the platform to showcase climate leadership.
The ZEV Community brings together all levels of governments to share and learn about exciting ZEV (zero emission vehicle) initiatives taking place around the world.
The Industry Transition Platform (ITP) works with Under2 Coalition governments from highly industrialized regions across North America and Europe to develop strategies to cut industry emissions, while supporting jobs, growth and prosperity.
One of the essential steps for reducing global warming in the near term is reducing the emission of short-lived climate pollutants such as methane.
Governments at the national, regional and city levels are finding that ZEVs can support them in a green recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.
Actions to Celebrate
California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Washington and New York State all have plans to achieve economy-wide, net-zero emissions by 2050. Seven North American Under2 members have 100% renewable energy or electricity targets by or before 2050.
Major US companies such as Mars and Clif Bar have made ambitious commitments to use 100% renewable electricity by 2030; Lyft and Lime are transitioning to 100% electric vehicles; and Hilton is rolling out an energy management system to achieve a 40% energy productivity improvement by 2030 against a 2008 baseline.
At least 38 RE100 members reported accounting for 100% of their US electricity needs with renewables.
Regional governments are critical players. NYC is taking the lead and just committed to electrify its fleet by 2040.