The science is clear: the world needs to cut current carbon emissions in half over the next 10 years to avoid catastrophic climate change. This will require a radical transformation of our food, transportation, and energy systems—a feat that national governments will not achieve alone.
Around the world, local and state governments, businesses, and private institutions have the power to reduce their own carbon footprint, as well as influence policy, public opinion, and consumer habits. And that power grows significantly when they join forces.
Working in collaboration with global and national partners WWF is capitalizing on our longstanding relationships to create national coalitions of mayors, governors, university presidents, CEOs, and other local leaders in key countries to help national governments deliver on their climate goals. Now over 4,000 signatories strong, from Japan to Mexico, this new generation of climate leaders is pledging to collaborate with one another and with their national governments to drive new climate solutions. These Alliances for Climate Action (ACA) are inspiring more leaders to act, building public support for ambitious climate action and calling for policies that accelerate the low-carbon transition.
ACA global partners include C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, CDP, the Climate Action Network, Fundación Avina, The Climate Group, the We Mean Business Coalition, and WWF, working together with leading organizations at the national level.