Delivering a 2 degree world: Scaling climate action and solutions

In December 2015, the expectation of the international community is that Paris climate negotiations will result in a global climate agreement. However, the sum of emissions reductions activities submitted by governments (including the recent commitments of the United States and China) will not limit temperature rises to 2°C. This means that scaling collaborative action on climate change will be even more critical in helping bridge the gap through delivering climate solutions. This project supports the design and delivery of public-private partnerships that deliver tangible climate results. Work streams include: 1) CEO Climate Leaders 2) Partnerships along value chains to deliver climate solutions e.g. energy, aviation, automotive, etc. 3) Financial markets and climate change 4) Follow-up to Oil and Gas Climate Initiative 5) Post-Paris regulatory landscape and dialogues.


The public-private partnerships aim to advance global climate action after the conclusion of the Paris negotiations. The specific goals are to:

  • Leverage and enhance CEO-level business leadership to deliver innovative and concrete emissions reduction efforts between 2015-2020 and beyond
  • Reduce exposure of global financial system to climate and carbon risks through disclosure, stress tests and policy
  • Increase specific, collaborative projects across value chains to scale up climate-friendly innovations across different industrial sectors e.g. mining and metals, automotive, energy, aviation, infrastructure, etc.


Key Organizations

  • Accenture
  • Acciona
  • CDP
  • Ceres
  • Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)
  • Climate Advisers
  • Climate Group
  • Global Environment Facility
  • HSBC
  • IKEA Group
  • Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations
  • International Energy Agency
  • Kokusai Kogyo
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development of France
  • PensionDanmark
  • Royal DSM
  • Sinar Mas Agribusiness & Food
  • Sustainable Development Solutions Network
  • Swiss Re
  • Unilever
  • United Nations
  • Volvo
  • We Mean Business Coalition
  • Wilmar International
  • World Bank
  • World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
  • World Resources Institute