Climate action from cities, states and regions, businesses, investors and civil society organizations has grown rapidly. The Non-State Actor Zone for Climate Action (NAZCA), maintained and operated by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), provides a global snapshot of this groundswell of climate action. NAZCA synthesizes data from a number of the platforms and organizations that have helped to support and track climate action, including: CDP, the carbonn Climate Registry (cCR), The Climate Group, Investors on Climate Change, UN Global Compact, Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, UNEP-DTU Climate Initiatives Platform, and Climate Bonds Initiative. As of November 8, 2016, NAZCA holds 12,549 climate actions:

  • Cities from 118 countries are taking action on climate change on NAZCA. These cities represent 10.2 percent of the global population.
  • Over half (165 cities) of the top Global 300 Cities by GDP Purchasing Power Parity (GDP PPP) are engaged on NAZCA, representing $27.87 trillion USD.
  • 211 regions from 31 countries representing 12.3 percent of the global population are taking action on climate change as recorded on NAZCA.  
  • NAZCA’s 2,138 companies from 145 countries represent $36.6 trillion USD in revenue. The total revenue represented is roughly equivalent to the GDPs of United States, China, Japan, Germany, and the United Kingdom. One-third of the largest companies representing $29.5 trillion USD comprise 80 percent of this total revenue.
  • More than two-thirds of the Global 500 companies and investors, representing more than $14.1 trillion USD, are engaged on NAZCA.
  • 6 NAZCA investors are each making renewable energy investments greater than $1 billion.
  • 16 of the 20 largest banks representing $1.7 trillion USD by market capitalization are represented on NAZCA.
  • 26 colleges and universities with endowments totaling $38 billion USD are taking climate actions recorded on NAZCA.
  • 2,154 community or region-wide emission reduction commitments from nearly 1,853 cities and 86 regions contribute 2.8 gigatons of carbon dioxide equivalent (Gt CO2e) in emission reductions.

Read the full report: Taking Stock of Global Climate Action