Net- Zero Asset Owner Alliance and Partner Reports

 

One Earth Climate Model: Sectoral Pathways to Net-Zero Emissions

Commissioned by the UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance and the European Climate Foundation, the One Earth Climate Model (OECM) provides a much-needed roadmap for sectoral decarbonization. By clearly defining scope 3 emissions, while avoiding double-counting, the model and the latest results offer detailed and standardised net-zero pathways for 12 industry sectors. This ground-breaking research, led…

Target Setting Protocol Second Edition

Aligned with the very latest IPCC SR15​ no/low overshoot pathways, the Protocol is intended to guide the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance’s members in setting more ambitious climate targets. The updates to the Protocol include: • Expansion of asset classes (target setting on infrastructure) • More ambitious reduction range for sub-portfolio targets • Doubling high-emission sector…

Recommendations for Credible Net-Zero Commitments from Financial Institutions

This paper sets out a high-level framework for what a credible, transparent and comparable 1.5°C science-based commitment looks like and what it will mean for the real economy transition. By defining net-zero, this guidance helps financial institutions achieve consistency in target setting and implementation of their net-zero goals.

Scaling Blended Finance

The UN-convened Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance released the Scaling Blended Finance discussion paper investigating obstacles to investing in climate solutions in emerging markets and arguing that blended finance vehicles can provide the necessary structures to help close the existing funding gaps in climate investment globally. Moreover, the paper lays out the potential solutions for…

Discussion Paper on Governmental Carbon Pricing

The UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance recommends strengthening of current carbon-pricing instruments and regulations across global economy. Explicit mechanisms for escalating binding carbon-price floor and ceiling are detailed in this paper, delivered to G7 and G20 policymakers.

Inaugural 2025 Target Setting Protocol

The UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance has released the Inaugural 2025 Target Setting Protocol after consultation on the draft, issued in October 2020. The Protocol explicitly sets out how individual members will set short-term targets, to be achieved in the next five years. Alliance members have used IPCC 1.5oC no- and low-overshoot pathways to inform…

Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance position on the Coronavirus Recovery

In the recovery from the global coronavirus pandemic, government spending and recovery packages will play a pivotal role in underpinning economies, jobs and people’s livelihoods. These measures, already in the trillions of dollars, need not only to be effective in restarting the economy, but also in creating a sustainable economy of the future. This includes…

Sectoral Pathways to Net-Zero Emissions

In the last year, the world has seen an unprecedented acceleration towards a net-zero economy. Governments, companies, financial institutions, cities and regions are joining forces and ‘racing to zero’, aiming to entirely transform the energy system – in just three decades. To date, more than half of the world’s GDP, or almost USD 46 trillion,…

Alliance Thermal Coal Position

Our foundational commitment as members of the United Nations-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance (the Alliance) is to fully decarbonize our portfolios to contribute to global efforts to avoid a global average temperature increase above 1.5°C, consistent with our fiduciary duty. This will be achieved by inducing reductions of greenhouse gas emissions from companies in which…

Asset Owner Alliance Working Documents