Knowledge Session #1 – Low Carbon Pledge

Feb 08, 2022

VENUE: Webinar

TIME: 11:00am - 12:00 noon

The first Low Carbon Pledge Knowledge Session of 2022 will take place on Tuesday, 8th of February from 11:00am to 12:00 noon, where you will learn more about setting science-based targets with the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi).

At this knowledge session, we will dive into the target setting process and the all-new SBTi Net Zero Standard. Last year, the SBTi updated their science-based target criteria, which becomes effective from July 2022. Key changes include increasing the level of ambition from well-below 2°C to 1.5°C, in order to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial temperatures.  Another criterion clarifies that the use of carbon credits must not be counted as emission reductions toward the progress of companies’ near-term science-based targets. The SBTi’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 in order to set science-based net-zero targets consistent with limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C.

We will be joined by Claire Atkins Morris, Director of Corporate Responsibility, Sodexo UK & Ireland, who will speak about Sodexo’s journey towards Net Zero, sharing some of their challenges and learnings.