SBTi launches Net-Zero Standard

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SBTi launches Net-Zero Standard

The Science Based Targets initiative´s Corporate Net-Zero Standard is the world’s first framework for corporate net-zero target setting in line with climate science. It includes the guidance, criteria, and recommendations companies need to set science-based net-zero targets consistent with limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C.

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11/05/2021: The Net-Zero Standard provides a common, robust, and science-based understanding of net-zero. It gives business leaders clarity and confidence that their near- and long-term targets are aligned with climate science - helping to ensure a habitable planet for all.

Development of the Net-Zero Standard followed a thorough, inclusive, and transparent process. This emphasizes input and expertise from a diverse range of stakeholders and close consultation with an independent Expert Advisory Group formed of experts from academia, civil society, science and business.