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Climate Ambition Accelerator


The Climate Ambition Accelerator is a six-month hands-on program for participants of the UN Global Compact who seek to make progress in managing their greenhouse gas emissions, setting science-based emissions targets aligned with the 1.5°C pathway and creating a path to address their organization’s transition to net-zero emissions by 2050. Led by the UN Global Compact, the programme aims to foster credible climate action across companies of all sizes and sectors, enabling them to deliver on meaningful commitments to reduce emissions at scale.


Through our Local Network, participating companies will gain access to global good practices, peer-to-peer learning opportunities, practical activities, capacity building sessions and on-demand training.


Setting the Scene

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


GHG Inventory

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

Setting a SBT

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.

Emissions Management

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.


Programme schedule & costs

The 6-month training programme includes a mix of on-demand sessions for independent learning, facilitated technical sessions, practical exercises, local peer-learning formats and global sessions with case studies on leading companies in climate action. In addition, participants will be invited to attend global events.

Registration: February 21 to April 30, 2024
Programme duration: May to October 2024
Effort: Approximately 30 hours over the 6 months

Language: English

Costs: free of charge for participants of the UN Global Compact Network Switzerland & Liechtenstein


  • 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


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 the UN Global Compact Network Switzerland & Liechtenstein 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

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Please reach out to us if you have any questions.

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