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At the COP 21 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, governments agreed that mobilizing stronger and more ambitious climate action is urgently required to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. To connect the work of governments with the many voluntary and collaborative actions taken by cities, regions, businesses and investors, nations decided to appoint two high-level champions.

The current UN Climate Change High-Level Champions for COP28 and COP29, Her Excellency Ms. Razan Al Mubarak and Nigar Arpadarai​​, build on the legacy of their predecessors to engage with non state actors and activate the ‘ambition loop’ with national governments. Their work is fundamentally designed to encourage a collaborative shift across all of society towards a decarbonized economy so that we can all thrive in a healthy, resilient and zero carbon world.

To help them deliver this work, the High-Level Champions are supported by The Climate Champions Team, a global team of experts covering a broad spectrum of fields.

The Climate Champions Team works to elevate ambition and mobilizing credible climate action among cities, regions, businesses and investors through its campaigns Race to Resilience and Race to Zero.