The Race to Zero is a global campaign initiated by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the High-Level Climate Champions for COP26. It aims to rally leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions, investors, and universities for a healthy, resilient, and equitable zero-carbon future.

The goal of the Race to Zero campaign is to mobilize a coalition of actors committed to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 at the latest, in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement. Participants in the campaign commit to taking ambitious and credible actions to reduce emissions across their operations, supply chains, and investments.

The Race to Zero campaign is structured around several key pillars:

1. Businesses: Encouraging companies of all sizes and sectors to commit to achieving net-zero emissions, setting science-based targets, and implementing climate action plans.

2. Cities and Regions: Engaging local governments and regional authorities to adopt ambitious climate targets, implement climate action plans, and collaborate with other stakeholders.

3. Investors: Mobilizing investors to align their portfolios with net-zero emissions trajectories, divest from fossil fuels, and invest in renewable energy and low-carbon technologies.

4. Universities and Academic Institutions: Encouraging educational institutions to integrate climate action into their research, teaching, and operations, and to support knowledge sharing and innovation.

5. Civil Society: Mobilizing NGOs, community groups, and grassroots organizations to advocate for ambitious climate policies, raise awareness, and promote public engagement.

The Race to Zero campaign aims to create momentum and build a broad and diverse coalition of actors committed to climate action, ahead of key international climate conferences like COP26. By mobilizing leadership and support across various sectors and stakeholders, the campaign seeks to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon economy and to address the urgent challenge of climate change.




The SME Climate Hub offers various tools and resources to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in their climate action efforts. Some of these tools include:

1. Climate Action Playbook: A comprehensive guide that helps SMEs understand the steps they can take to reduce their carbon footprint and transition to a low-carbon business model. It provides practical advice and best practices tailored to SMEs.

2. Carbon Footprint Calculator: Tools to help SMEs measure and analyze their greenhouse gas emissions across their operations, supply chains, and products. This enables them to identify emission hotspots and prioritize areas for reduction.

3. Guidance on Setting Science-Based Targets: Resources to assist SMEs in setting emissions reduction targets aligned with climate science and the Paris Agreement. This ensures that their targets are ambitious and contribute to global efforts to limit global warming.

4. Access to Climate Finance and Support: Information and guidance on accessing finance, incentives, and support programs for implementing climate initiatives. This includes grants, loans, and technical assistance tailored to the needs of SMEs.

5. Networking and Collaboration Opportunities: Platforms for SMEs to connect with other businesses, organizations, and stakeholders engaged in climate action. This facilitates knowledge sharing, collaboration, and peer learning.

6. Policy and Regulatory Guidance: Updates and analysis on relevant climate policies, regulations, and initiatives at national and international levels. This helps SMEs stay informed about regulatory requirements and opportunities for advocacy.

7. Training and Capacity Building: Workshops, webinars, and training programs to build the capacity of SMEs and their employees in climate-related topics such as carbon management, renewable energy, and sustainable supply chain management.

Overall, these tools provided by the SME Climate Hub empower SMEs to take meaningful climate action, reduce their carbon footprint, and contribute to global efforts to address climate change.

RACE TO ZERO - https://climatechampions.unfccc.int/system/race-to-zero/

Liebe & Frieden is a Proud Member of the SME CLIMATE HUB, a Global Initiative that empowers Small to Medium Sized Companies to take climate action and Build more Resilient Businesses. Through the SME Climate Hub, we commit to Lowering our Impact on the Environment through authentic action, halving our emissions by 2030. In making the commitment, we have joined the United Nations Race to Zero Campaign. 

UNITED NATIONS NET ZERO EXPLANATION VIDEO- https://www.un.org/en/climatechange/net-zero-coalition