We are in the process of developing a new science-based target setting tool

The new tool will be more comprehensive, and will incorporate a wider range of science-based target setting approaches, including the Sectoral Decarbonization Approach (SDA). Our intention is that the new science-based target setting tool will provide an improved user experience, and facilitate science-based target setting by a wider range of companies.

If you would like to participate in the beta-testing of the new tool, please let us know [email protected] and we will contact you with further details once the tool is available.

In the interim, please contact the team directly [email protected] to obtain an Excel version of the SDA tool and for any other assistance.

Important information about the SDA tool

The data used in the tool is from the ETP 2015. The new version of the tool will use the most up-to-date data available (ETP 2016). We recommend companies use the latest scenarios available, but the Excel version of the SDA tool can be used as reference.
In addition, the following sector pathways in the SDA tool need critical refinements. The Science Based Targets initiative is currently working on these.

Car manufacturers: The Excel version of the SDA tool can be used for car manufacturers Scope 1 and 2 targets but should not be used to estimate car manufacturers Scope 3 targets. 

Chemical and petrochemical companies: The Excel version of the SDA tool should not be used to estimate Scope 1 and 2 targets for companies in the chemical and petrochemical sector.

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