How do I submit a science based target?


  1. Commit: submit a letter establishing your intent to set a science-based target.
  2. Develop: work on an emissions reduction target in line with the SBTi’s criteria.
  3. Submit: present your target to the SBTi for a complete validation.
  4. Communicate: announce your target and inform your stakeholders.

Do Science-based targets include Scope 3?

The new pledges include a commitment to develop a science-based target with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) that includes scope 3 emissions and participation in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Climate Challenge. The company also supports the Paris Climate Agreement.

What is a science based carbon target?

To put it simply, a carbon emissions target is defined as science-based if it is in line with the scale of reductions required to keep global temperature increase below 2°C above pre-industrial temperatures.

How do you define science targets?

The Science Based Targets initiative defines a science-based target. as follows: Emissions reductions targets adopted by companies to reduce GHG emissions are. considered “science-based” if they are in line with the level of decarbonization. required to keep global temperature increase below 2°C compared to pre- …

What are the five steps of producing science based targets in order?

Set a target.

  • Step by Step Process.
  • Commit.
  • Develop.
  • Submit.
  • Communicate.
  • Disclose.
  • How are science based targets calculated?

    To calculate SBTs, companies should use a method that is based either on sector-specific decarbonization pathways (i.e. the Sectoral Decarbonization Approach) or on a percentage reduction in absolute emissions. Intensity targets may be set for scope 1 and 2 sources.

    Can offsets be used for science based targets?

    Can Carbon Offsets Help Meet Science Based Targets? Offsetting can’t be counted towards the achievement of a science based target, as companies must reduce emissions through direct action within their own boundaries or through their value chains.

    What are science-based ESG targets?

    Science-based targets show companies how much and how quickly businesses need to reduce their GHG emissions to prevent the worst impacts of climate change, leading them on a clear path towards decarbonization.

    How are Science-based targets calculated?

    Why are science based targets important?

    Science-based targets are undeniably good for the planet. By assisting companies – some of the world’s largest emitters – to align their strategies with the goals of the Paris Agreement, science-based targets help accelerate the transition to a low carbon economy and avoid the worst effects of climate change.

    How are SBT calculated?

    What are the five steps of producing Science-based targets in order?

    What are science based targets?

    Science Based Targets (SBTs) is a joint initiative by CDP, the UN Global Compact (UNGC), the World Resources Institute (WRI) and WWF intended to increase corporate ambition on climate action.

    How does the sbti support science-based target setting?

    The SBTi defines and promotes best practice in science-based target setting. Offering a range of target-setting resources and guidance, the SBTi independently assesses and approves companies’ targets in line with its strict criteria. Companies report that adopting a science-based target:

    Are science-based targets limiting corporate ambition?

    At Forum for the Future we’re starting to see some signs that science-based targets in their current form are limiting corporate ambition.

    How do I set targets for my SME?

    SMEs use a streamlined process to set targets in line with climate science. Commit and select your targets by completing and submitting the SME Target Setting Letter. Detailed step-by-step guide in the SBTi Call to Action process, from committing to having an approved target announced.