Programme Overview

Climate Ambition Accelerator


The world is moving to net-zero. Is your company ready to make the transition?

The Climate Ambition Accelerator is a six-month accelerator programme designed to equip companies with the knowledge and skills they need to accelerate progress towards setting science-based emissions reduction targets aligned with the 1.5℃ pathway, setting them on a path towards net-zero emissions by 2050.  

Through the Global Compact Local Networks around the world, participating companies will gain access to global best practices, peer-to-peer learning opportunities, practical activities, capacity building sessions and on-demand training. Led by the United Nations Global Compact, the Climate Ambition Accelerator aims to scale-up credible climate action across companies of varying sizes, sectors and regions.

No matter where you are in your sustainability journey, the Climate Ambition Accelerator will help you take the lead in moving your company towards a net-zero future.

Programme Benefits:

  • Build your climate ambition and greenhouse gas (GHG) management strategy
  • Gain a clear understanding of GHG emissions, the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) and the net-zero concept
  • Learn how to motivate investors, corporate leadership, employees and shareholders to set and meet Science Based Targets
  • Hear from peers and share insights in group sessions
  • Take advantage of on-demand learning sessions that enables you to work at your own pace
  • Get access to industry experts and networking opportunities
  • Benefit from local delivery combined with global insights and best practices
  • Position yourself to be part of the Forward Faster initiative by setting science-based targets
Who can participate

To take part in the Climate Ambition Accelerator, companies are required to be participants of the UN Global Compact or willing to join, and:

  • Currently engaged with a Global Compact Local Network in your region or willing to join
  • Interested in setting ambitious emissions reduction targets aligned with climate science at the pace and scale required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement
  • Willing to appoint two representatives to participate in the accelerator activities and events and an executive-level representative to follow accelerator developments, provide support and participate in high-level events

Programme Experience


Introduction to the programme, the cohort of participants and to the platform and tools used.


Take a deep dive into GHG best practices, emissions accounting methodologies and strategies, take steps to implement or improve a comprehensive GHG emissions inventory.


Work with the SBTi tools and resources, get a clear understanding of their approach and methodologies and identify key stakeholders and resources within the organization.


Identify the key GHG management strategies to reduce emissions and meet the goals of your climate ambition journey.


Compile the findings from your Accelerator journey, share learned lessons and identify next steps.

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Interested in Participating?

Participating companies of the UN Global Compact based in the countries below have the opportunity to sign up to the in-country track through the Global Compact Local Network. If you are not located in one of the countries below, you can still apply to the global track.  

Global track: Facilitated in English, the global track will offer the same curriculum content as the in-country track delivered through a series of live and on-demand sessions. This global track will be available in countries where an in-country programme is not available. The live sessions in the Global Track will be facilitated at 8:00 AM GMT/5:00 PM JST. Space is limited. Applications will be reviewed and accepted participants will be notified by early May.  

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bangladesh
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Central America and
    Dominican Republic
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Denmark
  • Egypt
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Korea
  • Lebanon
  • Korea
  • Lebanon
  • Malaysia and Brunei
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Portugal
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland & Liechtenstein
  • Thailand
  • Türkiye
  • UAE
  • United Kingdom
  • Ukraine
  • Uruguay
  • United States of America
  • Uzbekistan
  • Africa Regional Track
  • LAC Regional Track
  • Asia Regional Track


Applications Open:
21 February 2024

Application Deadline:
30 April 2024

Programme Begins:
May 2024
(Please check exact dates with your Global Compact Network)

Programme Ends:
November 2024

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