What are science-based targets?

Science-based targets provide a clearly defined pathway for organisations to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, helping prevent the worst impacts of climate change and future-proof business growth.

Targets are considered ‘science-based’ if they are in line with what the latest climate science deems necessary to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement – limiting global warming to well-below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C.

What is the SBTi?

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) was created by the CDP, United Nations Global Compact, the World Resources Institute, and WWF in order to drive engagement amongst organisations in setting clear targets to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

What is the SBTi’s role?

Along with providing guidance on how to set science-based targets, SBTi also validates an organisation’s targets and commitments, assessing credibility and ensuring that they will actively contribute towards limiting the rise in global temperature as per the Paris Agreement.

Contact our teams to find out how we can help you set and achieve your science-based targets.

Find out more about SBTs at https://sciencebasedtargets.org/