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Guidance for ICT companies setting science-based targets: New guidance for information and communication technology (ICTs) companies to set science-based targets for greenhouse gases (GHGs) according to a set of new decarbonisation pathways

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Guidance for Apparel and Footwear companies setting science-based targets: This guidance supports companies across the apparel and footwear value chain to set science-based targets. It provides case studies on best practices in target setting and strategies for achieving emissions reductions. The guidance applies to retailers, brands, finished goods manufacturers, mills, etc. that are primarily engaged in activities that contribute to the production and sale of apparel and footwear products.

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Guidance for companies signing the Business Ambition for 1.5°C commitment: Visionary business leaders are committing to set a science-based target in line with 1.5°C. Read our new guidance and FAQs to join them.

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Raising the Bar: Exploring the Science Based Target initiative’s progress in driving ambitious climate action: The first-ever assessment of the SBTi’s impact since its launch in 2015, exploring the private sector’s uptake of science-based targets through analysis and case studies

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Towards a science-based approach to climate neutrality in the corporate sector: A discussion paper deconstructing the various approaches to climate neutrality in the corporate sector, and proposing a set of principles to ensure that climate neutrality goals by companies mitigate both, societal and transition climate-related risks.

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Foundations of Science-based Target Setting: the SBTi’s framework for developing target-setting methods that are in line with science and for evaluating emissions scenarios associated with these methods. In the spirit of transparency and recognizing the value of sharing a full description of the SBTi’s approach.

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SBTi Criteria: the SBTi’s latest, updated criteria for setting targets aligned with 1.5C or well-below 2C, alongside providing recommendations and advice on best practice.

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Science-based Target Setting Manual: an overview of methods for target setting, helping you to consider all scopes and covering the main phases in setting an SBT, from understanding the business benefits to communicating progress.

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Target Validation Protocol: Your guide to the target validation process. To be used in conjunction with other key resources, the target validation protocol walks you through the target setting process, how your target will be assessed and sector-specific requirement.

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Setting 1.5°C-aligned Science-based Targets: Quick Start Guide for Electric Utilities: This guidance accompanies the SBTi’s selection of a set of 1.5°C pathways for the power sector and specifies how these pathways may be used to establish emissions reduction targets that demonstrate the highest level of climate leadership.

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Science-based Target Setting Tool (version 1.2): This new version of the integrated target-setting tool for companies includes a 1.5C aligned pathway for Power sector companies to model generation related emissions. This tool applies the Absolute Contraction Approach and the Sectoral Decarbonization Approach (converging to 2050) with updated temperature pathways, and a sheet to calculate targets aligned with our scope 3 criteria. Companies will be required to use this version after January 1st 2021.

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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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Science-based Target Setting Tool (version 1.1): Legacy version of the integrated target-setting tool for companies includes the Absolute Contraction Approach and the Sectoral Decarbonization Approach (converging to 2060) with updated temperature pathways, and a sheet to calculate targets aligned with our scope 3 criteria. Companies will be able to submit targets modelled with this tool until January 1st, 2021.

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Sector Guidance

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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Raising the Bar: Exploring the Science Based Target initiative’s progress in driving ambitious climate action: The first-ever assessment of the SBTi’s impact since its launch in 2015, exploring the private sector’s uptake of science-based targets through analysis and case studies

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