The Under2 Coalition is led by a group of Co-chairs and supported by a Steering Group to ensure the coalition is truly diverse and globally representative.


A new governance and leadership structure was agreed in 2017 to enable a stronger voice for states and regions in the global climate agenda, better recognition for state and regional climate leadership, greater impact across different levels of government and increased support and resources to member governments. Incumbent Steering Group members and Co-chairs of the States & Regions Alliance will steer the work of the Under2 Coalition for the coming year until new elections in 2018.

Steering Group members for 2018:

  • Australian Capital Territory
  • Baden-Württemberg
  • Basque Country
  • Brittany
  • California
  • Catalonia*
  • Jalisco
  • KwaZulu-Natal
  • Lombardy
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Ontario
  • Québec
  • São Paulo
  • South Australia
  • Vermont and
  • Wales

*President of the Government of Catalonia was the elected Co-chair for Europe and due to the current political situation in Catalonia, the Minister-President of Baden-Württemberg is proposed by the Steering Group to take on the European Co-chair role on an interim basis.

*President of the Government of South Australia was the elected Co-chair for Asia-Pacific until 17 March 2018.


Under2 Global Ambassador

Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC and Convenor of Mission 2020, is the Global Ambassador for the Coalition. The role of the Global Ambassador is to help raise awareness of the Coalition’s ambitions globally.

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