The Science Based Target initiative, a joint effort between CDP, UN Global Compact, WWF, and WRI, has released for public comment a draft of the Science-Based Target Setting Manual. This manual provides guidance on setting corporate emissions reduction targets that align with climate science and support the global effort to limit warming to a manageable 2°C. Readers will explore the various steps of setting a GHG emissions reduction target, which include defining the business case, getting internal buy-in and communicating the target to stakeholders. The manual explains the differences between the science-based target setting methods available to companies and outlines a method selection process. The manual can be downloaded here.
This workshop is being held to allow companies to provide in-person comments on the draft manual. It is intended to solicit input on the current draft of the Science Based Target Setting Manual, specifically:
- methods categorization and descriptions
- method-choosing process
- business case for setting science-based targets
- process to gain internal buy-in
A summary document of the workshop can be found attached below.
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