Workshop - Science Based Target Setting Manual

Organized By: World Resources Institute
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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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When and Where

Start Time: November 05 , 2015 08:30 AM
End Time: November 05 , 2015 06:00 PM