The Goal 13 Impact Platform is a global initiative. This section includes country profiles from a select group of partners.
Significant climate targets are being set across all sectors.
Climate action is strongly focused on mitigation. Of the high impact initiatives, c.91% directly targeted emissions, including reducing or preventing greenhouse gas emissions. Around c.41% of companies focus their initiatives on capabilities, which include enhancing awareness and education.
The need to respond, and be seen to respond, is gaining traction.
The respondents have typically set ambitious targets (mainly for 2030) against climate change and are building supporting strategies and action plans. Responses show a strong focus on renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Ambitious targets and commitments are being made across industries.
65% of initiatives are focused on directly delivering carbon emissions reduction. These initiatives typically reflect companies’ broad ambitions to grow their business in a more sustainable manner, or engage in focused initiatives with specific targets, such as the circular economy.
Large organisations and corporates are actively developing their climate activities
The main drivers of the transition towards a low-carbon economy were investor demands and emerging climate regulations in export markets. Global corporates tend to set sustainability goals faster than national corporates, particularly in relation to the climate change agenda.