Low carbon challenges

We are inviting members of the Under2 Coalition to step up their climate action by joining one or more of our Low Carbon Challenges. 

As a member of the coalition, state and regional governments have committed to drastic emissions cuts. This requires bold climate action across key sectors such as transport, buildings and energy. 

By making a commitment to a Low Carbon Challenge, governments are getting on track to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement and the Under2 MOU. The challenges also demonstrate to the world, the tangible steps that state and regional governments are taking to ensure a climate safe, healthy, prosperous world for all.

  • ZEV Challenge

    The Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Challenge invites states and regions to commit to 100% zero emission passenger vehicle purchases before 2050. For this purpose, they will lead by example through public sector ZEV adoption by either converting all appropriate public fleet vehicles to ZEVs by 2030, or procuring only ZEVs for appropriate public fleets by 2030. They will also provide incentives for the purchase of ZEVs by consumers and businesses and promote the roll out of ZEV charging infrastructure and fueling stations.

  • 2050 Pathways Challenge

    The 2050 Pathways Challenge invites states and regions to commit to completing a '2050 Pathways analysis', a roadmap to achieve net-zero emissions in their jurisdictions, within the next two years. A 2050 pathways analysis is a vital tool to help governments to identify the technologies, infrastructure and investments that will be required to achieve their long-term climate goals, as well as the costs, risks and trade-offs associated with different policy approaches.

  • Net-Zero Carbon Buildings Challenge

    The Net-Zero Carbon Buildings Challenge invites states and regions to commit to reach net-zero operating emissions in their portfolios by 2030 and to advocate for all buildings to be net-zero in operation by 2050. In order to achieve this, state and regional governments are invited to establish a roadmap to reach net-zero carbon buildings, develop a suite of supporting incentives and programs, report annually on progress towards meeting the targets and report on emissions beyond carbon (e.g. refrigerants).

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