São Paulo State


Joined the Under2 Coalition in 2015
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Net zero government

State or regional governments publicly committed to achieving net zero emissions within their jurisdictions by 2050 or earlier

GDP: 209,786 billion Population: 22.8 million

Member actions


Net Zero Emissions Target by 2050

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Transitional plans:

Climate leadership showcase


Climate leadership showcase

Sustainable Cities Programme and UN Environment, with the Cities Institute, at the Federal University of São Paulo: The project aims to pilot innovations through a “neighbourhood [community] approach” that could eventually be scaled up at city and even national levels. Innovation, integration and replication are key words in the approach, where a community addresses multiple environmental issues at a community scale. It capitalizes on inhabitants’ perceptions of these problems, and then replicates the solutions through city planning. The participation of local residents ensures challenges can be identified and solved alongside technical experts within and outside the local governments.