Climate Thought Leaders Series: Catherine McKenna - We need to get our act together to tackle the biggest challenge that we face
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A Conversation with Catherine McKenna, Chair, UN Secretary-General's Expert Group on Net-zero Emissions Commitments - We need to get our act together to tackle the biggest challenge that we face.

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In March 2022, UN Secretary-General António Guterres appointed a diverse group of experts to help non-state actors - including businesses, investors, and cities and regions - "to walk the talk on their net-zero promises." 

In support of the Secretary-General's call for bolder net-zero pledges matched by concrete action, the 18-member High-level Expert Group on the Net-zero Emissions Commitments of Non-State Entities – which brings together experts from a wide array of sectors including businesses, banks, think-tanks, and academia - was tasked with developing stronger and clearer standards, and criteria for assessing non-state actor commitments to reach net-zero.

In an interview with the chair of the Group, Catherine McKenna, the former Canadian Minister for the Environment and Climate Change, we look at why it is critical to improve the credibility and accountability of net-zero commitments among non-state entities.