Track 0 founder, Farhana Yamin, was invited to present why actors from all sectors are creating such great momentum for incorporating an ambitious, aspirational long-term goal for zero emissions in the current negotiations for a new international climate treaty at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) CCXG conference on 17-18 March 2015. See the full presentation above and download it here.
The conference, attended by representatives of 34 OECD countries, climate negotiators, policy advisers and technical experts, ended with support for a long-term goal to drive short-term actions. This support is grounded in a strong desire for policy at international, country and even local levels to reflect the unprecedented unity of effort required to keep global temperature rise below 2ºC, in the timing supported by the clarity of science. Getting on track for zero emissions is a directional pathway that unifies a transparent and collective frame for everyone – countries, cities, citizens, companies and communities.
Political decision-makers, businesses and investors are increasingly joining forces to align their actions for the next 5-15 years with the long-term goal for phasing out dependence on carbon and other GHG emissions, and phasing in the transitional steps to a 100% clean-energy future, providing equitable access to energy for all people, unleashing the building blocks for sustainable prosperity.