Derived from the changes to the criteria that came into force on October 15th, 2019 (Version 4.0), the SBTi introduced this year a new requirement for road vehicle manufacturers.
Road vehicle manufacturers (or original equipment manufacturers) must set scope 3 targets for use-phase emissions in line with the well-below 2°C pathways in the SDA Transport tool. All new submissions must align to this requirement. Companies should continue to follow requirements for target-setting and minimum ambition levels as indicated in relevant sector-specific methods and guidance.
Find the SDA Transport Tool in the downloads section in this webpage. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].
The Science Based Targets initiative has completed a year-long project to develop a set of technical resources to support corporate science-based target setting for transport activities.
This project was coordinated by WWF and developed with the participation of a group of experts and project supporters (industry and non-industry representatives).
Our new Sectoral Decarbonization Approach (SDA) Transport tool can be used to model science-based targets for direct and indirect transport emissions. The main refinements include:
Addition of new transport modes, with 15 transport sub-sectors now included;
Development of a new approach for original equipment manufacturers (for scope 3, use phase science-based target-setting); and
Inclusion of the International Energy Agency Beyond 2°C scenario (B2DS).
Freight: 2-3 wheelers, light commercial vehicles, medium freight trucks, heavy freight trucks, rail
OEMs: New light duty vehicles, new commercial vehicles, new medium freight trucks, new heavy freight trucks
Transport mode definitions can be found in the guidance document, along with a step-by-step description on how to use the tool, GHG accounting guidance, best practices for target-setting and more information on the science-based target approaches used in the tool.
The tool can be used by passenger transport companies, logistics service providers, shippers, carriers, postal companies, road vehicle manufacturers, auto part manufacturers, and generally companies with large transport emissions in their value chain.
To complement these target-setting resources, a tool is now available for manufacturers of passenger light-duty vehicles to model science-based GHG reduction targets for their scope 1&2 emissions. This tool applies the Sectoral Decarbonization Approach method and uses data from the International Energy Agency 2017 Energy Technology Perspectives report and 2017 Mobility Model data.
Take a look at the below visualization for more information on indexed projections and trajectories embedded in the tool and derived from the Mobility Model of the International Energy Agency.
January 2020 update: Please note that as of the SBTi ambition update the minimum ambition for automotive manufacturer’s scope 3 product-use targets is alignment with the IEA’s B2DS scenario as included in the transport sector tool