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…
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:
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.
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.
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.