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Guidance



Call To Action Guidelines: detailed guidelines for the four stages of setting your science-based target with links to resources.

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DRAFT Science Based Target Setting Manual: this manual is a July 2017 draft. The draft manual is being updated to reflect current best practices. In the meantime please refer to the Call to Action Guidelines and SBTi criteria for information on how the SBTi validates targets. Please e-mail [email protected] for any questions relating to the manual.

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Value change in the value chain: Best practices in scope 3 greenhouse gas management: This guidance was developed by the Science Based Targets initiative, Navigant and the Gold Standard. To support the growing number of companies committed to address the climate impact of their value chains, this guidance document summarizes the latest best practices in reducing scope 3 GHG emissions by describing different emissions reduction levers companies can employ.

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Practical Guide: Define carbon objectives in line with scientific knowledge (French)

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Brochure: Introduction to Science Based Targets (English)

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Sectoral Decarbonization Approach

Sectoral Decarbonization Approach: a method for setting corporate emission reduction targets in line with climate science.

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Quick guide to the sectoral decarbonization approach

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Sector Development Framework: the Science Based Targets Initiative invites interested stakeholders to contribute to the development of new sector 2-degree pathways. This framework describes how organizations can contribute to the SDA expansion process.

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The Sectoral Decarbonization Approach: presentation by Alberto Carrillo, WWF.

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Presentations


Launch of Apparel, Textiles, and Footwear Sector Guidance for Setting Science-based Targets: presentation by Nate Aden, Cynthia Cummis, Jim Goddard and Kevin Moss, WRI

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Science-based targets and CDP scoring : presentation by Nicole Labutung and Erin Callahan (CDP), March 2017

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Initiative Overview and proposal for New Chemicals Sector Target-Setting Methods: Nate Aden (WRI) and Pedro Faria (CDP), March 2017.

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Best practices for setting and achieving science-based targets: presentation at the Climate Leaders Conference, March 2017.

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Mind the Science presentation: how businesses are aligning their goals with the planet, UNESCO Business and Climate Summit side event, May 2015.

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Mind the Science: presentation by Pedro Faria, CDP, Business and Climate Summit, Paris, May 2015.

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Call to Action: presentation by Cynthia Cummis, WRI, May 2015

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Webinar: Target-setting pitfalls and lesson learned (September 2017)

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Reports



Mind the Science: a report outlining what science says business needs to do to tackle climate change.

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