Action Platform

Pathways to Low-Carbon and Resilient Development

Become a catalyst for enhancing country-level action to meet the ambitions of the Paris Agreement and the SDGs

Why Pathways to Low-Carbon & Resilient Development?

With the Paris Agreement in force, businesses and investors have a critical role to play in climate-proofing our global economy and ensuring a swift transition to a low-carbon, resilient world. Today’s business leadership standards and commitments on climate change — including carbon pricing, science-based targets, sourcing 100 per cent renewable energy, adaptation and responsible policy engagement — can be significantly to become mainstream practice and help bridge the current gap to keep our planet’s warming to 1.5 degrees Celcius. Public commitments by businesses help raise the confidence of Governments to enhance their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) by 2020. Now is the time for business leaders to embrace climate action across local markets everywhere and pioneer a pathway forward to a sustainable future for all.

The Global Climate Action Playbook 2018 — developed in partnership with the World Resources Institute, Caring for Climate and participants of the Action Platform — is a practical toolkit for business to help mobilize the significant potential of non-state actors to contribute to low-carbon and resilient development. The Playbook is designed for business and Governments to work together to enhance country-level ambitions and actions to implement the Paris Climate Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Take Action on Climate Change

Pathways to Low-Carbon & Resilient Development aims to mobilize the private sector to become a catalyst for enhancing country-level action to meet the ambitions of the Paris Agreement and the SDGs. The Action Platform provides a collaborative space for companies and key stakeholders to share, learn and identify effective ways to contribute to NDC and SDG implementation. Building on a decade of work by Caring for Climate, the United Nations Global Compact is uniquely positioned to scale the progress made by business to date on global climate action and to translate it into country-level action with the support of Global Compact Local Networks and UN partners. Platform outcomes will also feed into the larger non-state actor agenda of the Paris Agreement and its linkages to the SDGs.

In 2019, the UN Secretary-General will host a Climate Summit inviting all leaders to assess ambition and recalibrate before the implementation of the Paris Agreement in 2020. The 2019 UN Climate Summit aims to forge closer alliances between Governments, business and non-state actors. The Action Platform will support companies to rise to the challenge.

Join the Pathways for Low-Carbon and Resilient Development to:
  • Benefit from practical insights, knowledge and tools on key trends in climate policy and related impact for business and finance at the country-level
  • Receive guidance on enhancing climate and development integration into corporate business planning
  • Engage in a series of policy dialogues, industry-level workshops and relevant global and national climate and SDG conferences
  • Contribute to key UN and international processes on climate and development

Platform Activities

Access Global Webinar Series
Shape Leading Guidance and Tools

Participate in briefings and conversations on the role of business in advancing and accelerating NDC and SDG action plans.

Provide input to key knowledge products and tools on corporate goal-setting on climate and development.

Foster Local Climate Action
Contribute to Global Policy Process

Join in collective action and partnerships at the local level to advance Goal 13: Climate Action, in particular in relation to Caring for Climate commitment areas such as carbon pricing, science-based targets, adaptation and responsible policy engagement.

Deepen engagement in the Global Climate Action Agenda and Caring for Climate commitment areas, and contribute to the stock-taking efforts of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP), including through the Talanoa dialogues

Platform Partners

From our Library

  • News


    View the Full List in Who’s Involved
    Name Sector Country
    Vale S.A. Industrial Metals & Mining Brazil