Blog post | 30.08.2021

What are Science-Based Targets?

Science-based targets is a framework that helps companies reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to the level of the 1.5 degree warming path.

Targets are considered ‘science-based’ if they are in line with what the latest climate science deems necessary to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement – limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) was launched in 2015 to support companies in their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with the latest climate science and avoid the dangerous consequences of climate change. More than 1000 businesses have either set or committed to set science-based targets (SBTs).

As most SBT signatory companies have set targets to their Scope 1 and 2 emissions, we are seeing the most ambitious companies set targets also for the value chain (Scope 3) emissions. This means the companies will collaborate with their suppliers and customers to decrease the emissions related to the products and services they produce.

Combient Pure supports businesses in achieving SBTs by facilitating multi-company projects aimed at reducing value chain wide carbon emissions.

Learn more about why it is important to commit to SBTs and limit the global warming to 1.5 degrees from the IPCC:

Read more about the Science Based Targets initiative

Read more about what are Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions

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