Corporate commitments to 1.5°C and net zero ramp up on World Environment Day

Corporate commitments to 1.5°C and net zero ramp up on World Environment Day 5 June 2020   This year’s World Environment Day falls at a time of great turmoil around the world.  Economies and societies are reeling from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and many governments are still tackling a raging health crisis. Communities…

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Calling All Technical Experts! We’re Refreshing the Technical Advisory Group

Calling All Technical Experts! We're Refreshing the Technical Advisory Group   As the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) nears our five-year anniversary, we are refreshing the composition of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG), a group of experts in the field of corporate sustainability that serve as our voluntary technical advisors. With this refresh, we are…

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A new, streamlined route for SMEs to set science-based targets

Smoothing the way for small and medium-sized businesses to set science-based climate targets By Alexander Farsan, Science Based Targets lead for WWF’s global climate and energy practice A new, streamlined route will enable SMEs to grasp the benefits that climate action offers for their business Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will play a critical role…

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How Can Financial Institutions Deliver on the Paris Agreement?

How Can Financial Institutions Deliver on the Paris Agreement?   By Cynthia Cummis, Director of Private Sector Climate Mitigation, World Resources Institute and Steering Committee member of the Science Based Targets initiative This is a critical year for climate action. Five years after the landmark Paris Agreement, world governments will convene in Glasgow this November…

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A race to the top

A race to the top   Authored by the Science Based Targets initiative When the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) started back in 2015, in the run-up to the landmark Paris climate change conference, it had a simple aim: to help companies set targets to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions according to what science…

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1.5°C vs. 2°C – a world of difference

1.5°C vs. 2°C – a world of difference   Authored by the Science Based Targets initiative We are standing at the edge of a historic precipice. Our actions in the coming years will dictate our planet’s course for centuries to come. The recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) laid out a…

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