As part of the SBTi, WWF works to engage and support companies, validate emission reduction targets against the latest science, develop technical knowledge and communicate the benefits of setting a science-based target.
We work with companies through our network of national offices around the world. Businesses can find out more by contacting their local WWF office or get involved by committing to set a target through the SBTi.
WWF is also involved with developing science-based decarbonisation pathways for specific sectors, including:
Forest, land and agriculture: Agriculture, forestry and other land use emissions represent nearly a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. While many companies now report their emissions publicly, few account for these emissions/removals or include them in their reduction targets as they are limited by standards, guidance and methods.
The SBTi is undertaking a sector development project, the SBTi Forest, Land and Agriculture project (‘SBTi FLAG’), led by WWF, to address this gap. The effort will focus on the development of methods and guidance to enable the food, agriculture, and forest sectors to set science-based targets that include deforestation and possibly other land-related impacts. The project is expected to be completed by mid-2021.
There will be two consultative groups as well as a public consultation to allow interested stakeholders to participate in the process. For more information, or to join the mailing list, please contact FLAG-SBTi@wwfus.org.
Ground transportation: In consultation with experts and project supporters, WWF coordinated a year-long project to develop a set of technical resources to support corporate science-based target setting for transport activities. The Sectoral Decarbonization Approach (SDA) Transport tool can be used by companies to model science-based targets for direct and indirect transport emissions.