Science Based Targets Network

SBTN

A network of international NGOs to turn the science into applications for companies and cities to set goals for operating within Earth’s limits.

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The challenge

Our well-being and survival depend on a healthy planet. It is therefore essential we live within the limits of Earth’s systems  – the global commons we all share – if humans and nature are to thrive.

Companies are already reducing their greenhouse gas emissions by setting science-based targets for the climate. We must adhere to the limits of all Earth’s systems as set out by science. SBTN translates science into guidance for companies and cities so they can set science-based targets to ensure we remain within all Earth’s limits while meeting society’s needs. This will help them go from doing “a little better” to doing “at least enough” to stay within these limits.

We need to transform the way we use natural resources alongside decarbonizing our economy. By setting science-based targets for all Earth’s systems, companies and cities can future-proof how they work and help reduce the risks that nature loss and climate change present.

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What are SBTs?

Science Based Targets give companies and cities a clear pathway to competitiveness and resilience.

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How to set SBTs

Science-based targets are voluntary, measurable, and actionable.

1. Assessing

What and where are your company or city’s biggest impacts and dependencies on nature?

2. Prioritizing

Where you need to focus and take more action?

3. Measuring

How much action do you need to take, in which locations, to ensure your company makes an equitable contribution?

4. Acting

Which targets does your company need to set? How can you first avoid impacts, then reduce impacts, restore and regenerate nature, and transform systems?

5. Tracking

Which targets does your company need to set? How can you first avoid impacts, then reduce impacts, restore and regenerate nature, and transform systems?

Set science-based targets for your company or city