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Race to Zero and Race to Resilience - Delivering On The Promise Of Paris: Every fraction counts

Dr Susan Chomba, Director, Vital Landscapes, Africa at the World Resources Institute (WRI)
Harry Bowcott, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
Mark Carney, UN Special Envoy on Climate Action & Finance
Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
Fernando Gonzalez, CEO, Cemex
Al Gore, Former Vice President of the United States, The Climate Reality Project
Kara Hurst, VP of Worldwide Sustainability, Amazon
Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Coordinator, Association of Peul Women & Autochthonous Peoples of Chad
Roberto Marques, Executive Chairman & Group CEO, Natura &Co.
Bob Moritz, Global Chairman, PwC
Gonzalo Muñoz, UN High Level Climate Action Champion, COP25
Ruth Porat, CFO, Alphabet and Google
Alok Sharma, COP26 President
Nigel Topping, UN High Level Climate Action Champion
Dame Emma Walmsley, CEO, GlaxoSmithKline
Elizabeth Wanjiru Wathuti, Environment & Climate Activist, Founder, Green Generation Initiative

12:30 PM EST - 01:45 PM EST

New York City,
United States

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Ahead of Glasgow, the COP26 Presidency, the High Level Climate Champions and global leaders assess the transition from ambition to implementation. 

Race to Zero is the largest, most credible alliance committed to delivering the promise of Paris: halving emissions by 2030 and driving towards a decarbonised economy as soon as possible. The campaign has grown exponentially since launching on World Environment Day in June, with now thousands of non-state actors across sectors and regions who understand that a zero carbon world means a better, healthier, more resilient future for all. This building momentum amongst businesses, cities, regions, investors and universities is spurring greater government action. 

As a symbol of the pivot from ambition to action, the event will spotlight some of the recent transformational action plans from Race to Zero members across the world and showcase the impact that these pledges deliver. What possibilities have they already unlocked? What futures can they help us imagine? In particular, speakers from across the global economy will explore how convergence and collaboration are key to implementing effective change, at speed. 

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Opening Day Agenda

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Date added: 18/09/21