India: A breeding ground for science-based climate action

India: A breeding ground for science-based climate action By Subodhika Vohra India, along with the rest of the world, is suffering at the hands of increased extreme weather events. From extreme flooding in Kerala in 2018 and Mumbai in 2017 to cyclones battering the east coast, India’s vulnerability to climate change is evident. Recognising the…

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The imperative for raising ambition

The imperative for raising ambition Authored by the Science Based Targets initiative Building on the IPCC’s 1.5°C report, the Science Based Targets initiative is introducing new technical resources to enable companies to set emissions reduction targets in line with the Paris Agreement’s highest level of ambition. Holding global temperature rise below 1.5°C will require “rapid,…

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Change the chain: Setting science-based targets for your value chain

Change the chain: Setting science-based targets for your value chain   by Nicole Labutong, Technical Manager, CDP     Large corporations have complex and extensive value chains. Often made up of tens of thousands of companies, they wrap around the globe. In many sectors, the value chain accounts for the majority of companies’ overall greenhouse gas…

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

*The SBTi hosted a webinar November 27 to inform stakeholders about options for aligning our work with the latest climate science. View slides from the webinar or listen to a recording. To share your feedback on these options, please complete our stakeholder survey by December 3, 2018.* The IPCC 1.5°C report and what it means for…

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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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