Driving climate action in states and regions

The Under2 Coalition is a global community of state and regional governments committed to ambitious climate action in line with the Paris Agreement.

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The Under2 Coalition brings together 260 governments representing 1.75 billion people and 50% of the global economy.

Our members commit to keeping global temperature rises to well below 2°C with efforts to reach 1.5°C. 38 states and regions in the Coalition have committed to reaching net zero emissions by 2050 or earlier.

The Climate Group is the Secretariat to the Under2 Coalition and works with governments to accelerate climate action through three workstreams:

  • Diplomacy
  • Pathways 
  • Policy action
  • Transparency

Under2 Coalition General Assembly

Our co-chairs

The Under2 Coalition has five co-chairs who guide the direction of our policies - California, South Chungcheong (Chungnam), KwaZulu-Natal, Querétaro and Scotland.

We also have a larger steering group, representing the diversity of our membership, which meets quarterly and supports the co-chairs in building the range and scope of the Under2 Coalition's work.

Under2 General Assembly 2021

Under2 Coalition at COP26

The United Kingdom hosted the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow from Monday, 1 November – Friday, 12 November 2021, in partnership with Italy. The summit brought parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

At the same time, 60 state and regional governments met as members of the Under2 Coalition to find new ways forward in tackling the climate crisis. The Under2 Coalition General Assembly convened on 7 November at Strathclyde University on subjects including transitioning to low carbon energy, transport and industry infrastructure; methane; agriculture, forestry and other land use; reducing methane emissions; and accelerating finance and investment.

Further, Faster, Together

Further, Faster, Together

States and regions continue to be vital to global efforts to fight climate change and Under2 Coalition member governments have each adopted plans for a wide range of ambitious actions across different sectors to address the climate crisis - with targets of 2030 or earlier.

We'd love to hear from you

To find out more about the Under2 Coalition, get in touch.