Science-based targets

Science-based targets

Science-based targets

Science-based targets (SBTs) are greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals set by businesses. They ensure that the reduction targets are sufficient to limiting global temperature rise to well-below 1,5°C compared to pre-industrial levels.

The Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), a collaboration between CDP, UNGC, WRI and WWF, has established a clear methodology for how to determine targets based on various methodologies.

SBTs are significant as they move the conversation away from the reduction potential ("What emission reductions are possible?") to greenhouse gas reductions required to reach our climate goals ("What emissions reductions are necessary?").

ClimatePartner can support you in:

  • Understanding the criteria and which approach to take (e.g. Sector or Absolute method)
  • Evaluating and prioritising emission reduction activities 
  • Scenario analysis and emissions reduction forecasting
  • Submission of targets with the SBTi
  • Communication of SBTs as part of a holistic climate action strategy

Beyond target setting

However it is not just about setting targets. ClimatePartner can also support you with practical tools to implement your strategy. Should you implement an internal carbon tax? What does a sustainable travel policy look like? How are your industry peers reducing their value chain emissions?

With over 15 years of experience and 3,000 clients, ClimatePartner can help provide the insights and advice necessary to drive the impact required. We also offer practical tools to engage both your supply chain and your customers through our interactive and transparent label ClimatePartner certified.

Learn more about science-based targets in our ClimatePartner Academy.