The Global Climate Action portal is an online platform where non-Party stakeholders from around the globe – companies, cities, subnational regions, investors and civil society organizations – can display their commitments to act on climate change.
Launched by UN Climate Change, Peru and France in 2014, the portal was born from the realization that addressing climate change will take ambitious, broad-based action by all sectors of society, public and private.
By displaying their ambition and commitments, non-Party stakeholders lent momentum to the negotiations that produced the Paris Climate Change Agreement in December 2015. At the UN Climate Conferences in Marrakesh in 2016 and Bonn in 2017, countries restated their understanding that success on climate change will require still greater ambition on the part of non-state actors.
Therefore, the portal’s role as a tracking and reporting tool – one that recognizes existing action and attracts new commitments – was revamped in September 2018 with the aim of making the it more comprehensive and easier to use.