22 Sep

2019

87 major companies lead the way towards a 1.5°C future at UN Climate Action Summit  

The following is a joint press release from the United Nations Global Compact, the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and the We Mean Business coalition   87 major companies lead the way towards a 1.5°C future at UN Climate Action Summit   Companies announce plans to set more ambitious emissions reduction targets, challenging Governments to…

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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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22 Jul

2019

28 companies with combined market cap of $1.3 trillion step up to new level of climate ambition

The following is a joint press release from the United Nations Global Compact, the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and the We Mean Business coalition.   28 companies with combined market cap of $1.3 trillion step up to new level of climate ambition   Ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit, companies commit to set…

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How Fashion Companies Can Collaborate to Tackle Their Biggest Source of Carbon Pollution

How Fashion Companies Can Collaborate to Tackle Their Biggest Source of Carbon Pollution   By Cynthia Cummis and Yelena Akopian - June 25, 2019 Low prices and unprecedented demand are fueling the growth of "fast fashion," which takes trends from runway to consumers in record time. The problem is that, in the process, fashion is putting eye-popping…

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20 Feb

2019

Science Based Targets initiative announces major updates following IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C

Science Based Targets initiative announces major updates following IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C Wednesday 20 February 2019: The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) will introduce major new updates to enable companies to set greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets consistent with the most ambitious aim of the Paris Agreement, to limit average global warming to 1.5°C by…

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The imperative for raising ambition

The imperative for raising ambition Authored by the Science Based Targets initiative Building on the IPCC’s 1.5°C report, the Science Based Targets initiative is introducing new technical resources to enable companies to set emissions reduction targets in line with the Paris Agreement’s highest level of ambition. Holding global temperature rise below 1.5°C will require “rapid,…

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