Race To Zero is a global campaign launched by the United Nations to rally leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions and investors for a healthy, resilient, zero carbon recovery that prevents future threats, creates decent jobs, and unlocks inclusive, sustainable growth.
It mobilizes a coalition of leading net zero initiatives, representing 452 cities, 22 regions, 1,101 businesses, 45 of the biggest investors, and 549 universities. These ‘real economy’ actors join 120 countries in the largest ever alliance committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 at the latest. Collectively these actors now cover nearly 25% global CO2 emissions and over 50% GDP.
Joining the global campaign, the Business Council for Sustainable Development in Hungary (BCSDH) is organizing a series of events called “Race to Zero Carbon” to encourage the Hungarian business sector to move to a more sustainable, carbon-neutral economy after the pandemic. By example and commitment, leading players of several industries and leading companies in Hungary encourage domestic enterprises to make similar ambitious undertakings for a carbon-neutral economy.
Companies can contribute to the carbon neutralization of their own operation by increasing their energy efficiency, modernization and the use of sustainable products and services. The apropos of the initiative was prompted by the “Race to Zero” campaign and the preparations for the 2021 UN COP26 climate summit.
The mission of the Business Council for Sustainable Development in Hungary is to actively promote the three pillars of sustainable development among their members: economic efficiency, ecological balance and quality of life. Through their application and use in economic practice, members can increase their competitiveness with new and innovative solutions and contribute to the sustainable development of the Hungarian economy and society.