2017 • 1 year, 6 months • Climate Solutions
The Climate Group serves as the global secretariat for the Under-2 coalition network of sub-national governments, which individually commit to act to contain global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius by the end of this century. The Group assists its members in developing 2050 pathway plans – supporting Under-2 signatory governments in developing short and long-term goals; scaling innovative policy solutions; and measuring progress by ensuring that appropriate expertise and systems are in place to track progress against their targets. In India, the Climate Group works with leading corporation and sub-national governments to ensure sustained climate ambition and delivery on existing commitments to the Paris Agreement. This initiative allows the Climate Group to help sub-national jurisdictions in India access relevant knowledge and experience from Under-2 coalition members. In addition, the award helps Climate Group build technical, analytical and leadership capacities in two Indian states, which will plan and execute programs that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and carbon intensity of their respective economies.