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 and 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—from carbon pricing, science-based targets, sourcing 100 per cent renewable energy, adaptation, to responsible policy engagement—can be scaled significantly to become mainstream practice to keep our planet’s warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius. Now it is time for business leaders to implement climate action deep into local markets everywhere and pioneer a pathway forward to ensure a sustainable future for all.

Take Action on Climate Change

Pathways to Low-Carbon and 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 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The action platform will provide a collaborative space for companies and key stakeholders to share, learn, and identify effective ways to contribute to Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and SDG implementation.Building on the decade’s work of 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 through Global Compact Local Networks and UN partners. It will also provide a channel for the outcomes of the platform to feed into the larger non-state actor agenda of the Paris Agreement and its linkages to the SDGs

Join the Pathways for Low-Carbon and Resilient Development to:
  • Gain 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

Gain access to 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

Participate in collective action and partnerships at the local level to advance SDG13, in particular in relation to commitment areas such as carbon pricing, science based targets, adaptation, and responsible policy engagement.

Deepen Global Climate Action/Caring for Climate commitment areas and contribute to stock-taking efforts of COP

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