The IPCC 1.5°C report and what it means for science-based targets

The IPCC 1.5°C report and what it means for science-based targets The next ten years will be crucial to limit global temperature rise. The IPCC’s Special Report sends a clear message: rapidly decarbonize the global economy to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. By the Science Based Targets initiative Holding global temperature rise below…

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How high-emitting sectors are embracing climate science to build a low-carbon future

How high-emitting sectors are embracing climate science to build a low-carbon future By Lila Karbassi,Chief Programmes, United Nations Global Compact   When the Paris Agreement was agreed in 2015, it set the basis for ambitious climate action into the future, setting a new sustainable strategy for the world. Achieving the emissions reductions required to meet the…

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Six business benefits of setting science-based targets

Science-based targets are undeniably good for the planet. But a new survey* of SBTi companies confirms that science-based targets are good for business, too. Here are six benefits a company can expect to see from setting a science-based target:

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New tool offers transport sector support in setting science-based carbon targets

Passenger and freight transportation is currently responsible for nearly one-quarter of all energy-related carbon emissions. We need to bring every means to encourage the sector to raise its ambition regarding cutting its emissions. For that end, WWF has developed a sectoral decarbonization tool.

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How can companies address their scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions?

In order to keep global temperature increase to well-below 2⁰C and meet the goals laid out in the Paris Agreement, everyone needs to take bold action to reduce their share of emissions and do so as soon as possible.

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Science-based targets go mainstream with 100 approved targets

Today, companies including Electrolux and L’Oréal have joined some of the world’s best-known corporations blazing a trail to a low-carbon future. In total, some 103 companies now have science-based targets validated by the initiative’s team of experts.

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