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United for zero emissions:
The 2050Today Charter explained

Tuesday 27.02.2024, 09:30-12:00

Venue : World Meteorological Organization, 7 bis Avenue de la Paix - Geneva, Obasi meeting room (ground floor)

To achieve the target of net zero emissions by 2050 recommended by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions must be globally reduced by 50% by 2030. To achieve this, an unprecedented transition is needed, and it is therefore imperative to increase the reduction in emissions.

With this in mind, and to make an international Geneva contribution to this considerable challenge, the permanent Mission of Switzerland, the World Meteorological Organization and 2050Today – in cooperation with the signatory institutions of the 2050Today Charter – have the pleasure to invite your institution to join our climate action endeavor by adopting the 2050Today Charter.

The 2050Today Charter provides the opportunity for each participating entity to make its own contribution to achieving the needed decarbonisation and be line with the IPCC recommendations. It has been drafted by 2050Today, the Geneva Climate Action Forum, in cooperation with the participating institutions, the relevant Swiss authorities and expert partners. The Charter has been formulated in such a way as to enable any institution, whatever its size, legal framework or resources, to participate. It does not imply any legal or financial obligation. It was signed in December 2023 by an initial group of 40 international Geneva institutions. The Charter establishes a common framework by enabling each institution to:

  • Adopt five global principles demonstrating its contribution to decarbonisation;
  • Have access to a wide range of concrete and specific actions through guidelines;
  • Design its own action plan to reduce GHG emissions by setting individual targets based on its own climate references;
  • Benefit from coordinated support providing targeted resources in terms of knowledge and monitoring;
  • Promote greater visibility by jointly communicating the climate action of international Geneva.

Full details of the Charter, its signatories and its content can be found here.

Organized by the Permanent Mission of Switzerland, the World Meteorological Organization and 2050Today, with the support of the Geneva Environment Network, this event aims to present the 2050Today Charter, and how it can support signatories in making their own contribution to achieving the needed decarbonization and be line with international recommendations.

REGISTRATION until Monday 26 February 2024


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