In conjunction with Climate Week NYC 2017, the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) held a training session on science-based target setting.
Event Summary: SBTi experts provided briefings to sustainability practitioners in companies and consultancy firms on key issues related to setting science-based greenhouse gas emission reduction targets including:
Defining what constitutes a science-based target,
Describing the criteria and processes used by the SBTi team to independently validate company targets,
Training participants in the use of key target-setting methods and approaches, and
Providing guidelines for scope 3 target setting and identifying common challenges in this area.
Companies that have already successfully set independently validated targets will share their experience and offer insights on how they overcome some of the common challenges that companies face.
Deep dive on science-based target setting: Science Based Targets initiative