The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Subnational Global Climate Leadership
This agreement identifies action being taken by jurisdictions around the world and promotes ambitious action on climate change.
A total of 136 jurisdictions representing 32 countries and six continents have signed or endorsed the Under 2 MOU. Together, they form the Under 2 Coalition and represent more than 832 million people and $22 trillion in GDP, equivalent to a third of the global economy.
Each signatory commits to limit emissions to below 80 to 95 percent below 1990 levels, or below two metric tons per capita, by 2050 – the level of emission reduction believed necessary to limit global warming to less than 2 degrees Celcius by the end of this century. The Under 2 MOU will not introduce new legal constraints on participating jurisdictions, but will demonstrate clear and lasting commitment to reduce emissions in the decades to come.
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