Climate change is undoubtedly the defining issue of our time — and we are at a pivotal moment.

We have the innovation, tools and expertise to get back on track — what we need now is leadership.

We are at a critical juncture, where climate change is moving faster than we are every day, and as the recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows every half degree makes a world of difference.

That is why, in the lead up to the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit this September, the SBTi is joining a global network of UN agencies, business organizations and industry partners who have come together to collectively call on companies to step up and commit to setting science-based targets aligned with limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

For companies with existing SBTs we invite you to voluntarily boost the ambition level of your current targets and align your scopes 1 and 2 ambition, along with scope 3 where relevant, with a 1.5C pathway. For more on this please visit our Take Action page here

Those visionary leaders who sign the pledge will be recognized at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York on 23 September.

To learn more about the campaign and to find out how you can take action please visit the “Business Ambition for 1.5°C” campaign website here.