How to Set a Science-Based Target to Achieve Net-Zero

Overview

Science-based targets provide companies with a clearly defined pathway to future-proof growth by specifying how much and how quickly they need to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. In light of the latest climate science, the UN Global Compact calls on all companies to set their science-based targets with a new level of ambition — one that aligns with 1.5°C pathways and reach net-zero emissions by no later than 2050. This Academy e-learning tool will guide you in the process of setting a science-based target in support of a net-zero future. It will also offer an opportunity to hear from other companies about why they think setting science-based targets makes good business sense.

By completing this session and related learning materials, you will learn:

  • What is a science-based target
  • What is net-zero
  • How to prepare for setting a science-based target — demo of related tools and the Sectoral Decarbonization Approach (SDA)