Demonstrate leadership by aligning your corporate targets with climate science
Leading companies are now setting carbon reduction targets aligned with the latest climate science. We help companies apply the methodologies to develop appropriate science-based targets and to engage stakeholders.
A carbon target is defined as ‘science-based’ if it is in line with the level of decarbonisation required to keep global temperature increase below 2°C compared to pre industrial temperatures, as described in the assessment reports of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change).
This document examines the need for science-based carbon emissions targets, how to make the internal business case, and implications for your organisation.Download PDF
Many organisations have set carbon targets and in most cases these are based on a short-term (5 year) timeframe – and not connected to climate science. Taking a science-based approach requires a longer term approach and adds a new dimension:
The Carbon Trust has a dedicated team of experts who can advise on best practice around science-based target setting.
We have the experience, expertise and we deliver results. Since 2001, the Carbon Trust has worked with 75% of FTSE 100 companies - and helped our customers to cut 60MtCO2 from their carbon footprints and make £5.5 billion in energy savings.
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The Carbon Trust’s expertise and collaborative approach enabled us to cut through the complexities of science-based targets and develop reduction targets tailored to our operations. This analysis will form an essential part of Land Securities’ sustainability strategy going forward.
Caroline Hill, Head of Sustainability, Land Securities
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