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Water UK welcomes Race to Zero Breakthrough challenge for water

Water UK is delighted to support the UNFCCC’s Race to Zero Breakthrough challenge for water.

Launched today at the World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda, the Race to Zero Breakthroughs have been published in a special paper, setting out the specific, near-term tipping points for more than 20 economic sectors in a masterplan around which business, governments, and civil society can unite ahead of COP26.

The water challenge seeks to mobilise major water companies responsible for 20% of global water supply with the aim of delivering the full decarbonisation of water and wastewater services in 20 countries by 2030.

Earlier this month, Water UK was the first industry trade body to be made an official partner to the Race to Zero campaign, having published the world’s first comprehensive Routemap to achieve net zero by 2030 on an industry-wide basis.

Christine McGourty, Water UK Chief Executive said:

“The Race to Zero is one that will require commitment, collaboration, and innovation. We’re incredibly proud to be the first water industry to commit to achieving net zero emissions by 2030, and call on colleagues around the world to join us in delivering the breakthroughs we need to achieve in our race to a healthy, resilient, zero-carbon future.”

Find out more about the Net Zero 2030 Routemap here.