To hold off some of the worst climate impacts, and avoid irreversible damage to our societies, economies and the natural world, we must hold temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. This requires halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and hitting net-zero emissions by 2050.
That’s why we are inviting visionary business leaders to publicly commit their companies to a 1.5°C target and be recognized in the lead up to COP 26 in November 2021. Leading companies are already proving that a 1.5°C-compliant business model is possible, and there is evidence that these companies will be best-placed to thrive as the global economy undergoes a just transition to a net-zero future by 2050.
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. Learn more.
The SBTi reserves the right to carry out due diligence reviews before accepting signed commitment letters. This applies to all SBTi commitments including those received through the Business Ambition for 1.5°C campaign.
The campaign to align corporate ambition to 1.5°C is supported by a wide range of international and business leaders. See the signatories of the open letter calling businesses to action.
Policy Priorities and Approach
As businesses, now is the time to maximize your voice in the markets you operate and call on governments to provide you with the clarity and confidence you need to unlock further investments in climate solutions.