1.5°C vs. 2°C – a world of difference

1.5°C vs. 2°C – a world of difference   Authored by the Science Based Targets initiative We are standing at the edge of a historic precipice. Our actions in the coming years will dictate our planet’s course for centuries to come. The recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) laid out a…

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The IPCC 1.5°C report and what it means for science-based targets

*The SBTi hosted a webinar November 27 to inform stakeholders about options for aligning our work with the latest climate science. View slides from the webinar or listen to a recording. To share your feedback on these options, please complete our stakeholder survey by December 3, 2018.* The IPCC 1.5°C report and what it means for…

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13 Sep


Surge in global business embracing climate science to navigate low-carbon transition

Nearly three years on from the landmark Paris Agreement and with time running out before greenhouse gas emissions must peak, 2018 has seen an unprecedented rise in the number of companies committing to reduce their emissions in line with the levels required to prevent dangerous global warming.

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How oil and gas companies can prepare for a low-carbon world

The only way an oil and gas company can align with 2 degrees Celsius scenarios without reducing the emissions intensity of its energy products is by declining the production of its energy products.

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Major U.S. Businesses Have Pledged to Act on Climate. Here’s What That Looks Like.

Major U.S. businesses have pledged to act on climate. Here's what that looks like. Authored by Cynthia Cummis, Director of Private Sector Climate Mitigation, WRI Country negotiators are in the spotlight at UN climate negotiations in Bonn. But the private sector will be represented at COP23 as well, particularly from the United States. Major U.S. corporations are stepping…

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18 Sep


More than 300 Companies, Including 50 from the U.S., Commit to Set Science-Based Targets

More than 300 global companies have now committed to set emissions reduction targets through the Science Based Targets initiative.

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