Climate Ambition Accelerator

Name of the entity
United Nations Global Compact
Type of Support Provider
Close Date
Climate Objective
Eligible to submit a proposal
Private companies
Co-financing Requirement
Consortium Requirement
Call Summary
The United Nations Global Compact is leading Accelerators to embed SDG-aligned practices deep into business operations and across the value chain to accelerate progress and impact for the 2030 Agenda. Available to participating companies of the UN Global Compact, the Accelerators are run in close collaboration with Global Compact Local Networks and are designed with a view to generating behavior change across a large number of companies at the local level – achieving maximum impact and scale.

The Climate Ambition Accelerator is a six-month accelerator programme designed to equip companies with the knowledge and skills they need to accelerate progress towards setting science-based emissions reduction targets aligned with the 1.5°C pathway, setting them on a path towards net-zero emissions by 2050.

Through the Global Compact Local Networks around the world, participating companies will gain access to global best practices, peer-to-peer learning opportunities, practical activities, capacity building sessions and on-demand training. Led by the United Nations Global Compact, the Climate Ambition Accelerator aims to scale-up credible climate action across companies of varying sizes, sectors and regions.
Eligibility Criteria
To take part in the Climate Ambition Accelerator, companies are required to be participants of the UN Global Compact or willing to join, and:

• Currently engaged with a Global Compact Local Network in your region or willing to join
• Interested in setting ambitious emissions reduction targets aligned with climate science at the pace and scale required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement
• Willing to appoint two representatives to participate in the accelerator activities and events and an executive-level representative to follow accelerator developments, provide support and participate in high-level events