On Cities, Regions and Built Environment Day, it was confirmed that 1,049 cities and local governments are now participating in Race to Zero, representing over 722 million people. Race to Zero is a global campaign to gather support and leadership from businesses, cities and investors in order to unlock sustainable growth and enable a zero carbon recovery.
109 regions, cities and states have also signed up to Race to Resilience, which puts people and nature first in a global ambition to build the resilience of 4 billion people by 2030. The campaign asks cities to pledge to transform urban slums, help smallholder farmers thrive and protect coastal homes and buildings against climate shocks.
One of the newest members is Maharashtra in India, where more than 124 million people live.