SBTi at COP25: Science Based Targets: Progress in Driving Ambitious Climate Action

Date: 4 December 2019
Time: 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm Europe/London
Location: COP25 Madrid: WWF Pavilion, Blue Zone

Since the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) was launched in late 2014, many of the world’s biggest companies have set targets to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions according to what science said was needed to avert dangerous climate change. A simple idea, but also a step-change in how companies think about climate action.

Today, 650+ companies around the world are setting science-based targets. They are at the vanguard in the fight against climate change, demonstrating that operating within the scientific thresholds for a climate-safe world goes hand-in-hand with a successful business and economy.

A fledgling initiative has snowballed into a global movement. Yet, this journey is just beginning.

On December 4 at the UN’s annual climate conference (COP25), the SBTi will release a new report that takes stock of the progress made since its launch and its impacts around the globe. The report also analyses where progress is uneven and where additional efforts are necessary.

A panel discussion will explore the initiative’s impact and next steps for driving transformative climate action from the private sector.


  • Alexander Farsan, Global Lead – Science Based Targets, WWF International
  • Alberto Carrillo Pineda, Director – Science Based Targets, CDP
  • Claus Stig Pedersen, Head of Global Sustainability & Public Affairs, Novosymes
  • Dr Hans-Jörn Weddige, Group Coordinator Energy, Climate and Environment Policies, thyssenkrupp AG
  • Helen Mountford, Vice President – Climate and Economics, WRI
  • Jeff Turner, Vice-President Global Sustainability, DSM
  • Karol Gobczynski, Head of Climate & Energy, IKEA Group
  • Marie-Pierre Bousquet, Science-Based Targets Implementation Director, Danone
  • Reitumetse Molotsane, Programme Manager: Climate and Energy, National Business Initiative
  • Venessa Pérez-Cirera, Global Deputy – Climate & Energy, WWF International

Register now to watch the livestream or attend in-person at CO25 in Madrid.