Setting Suitable Targets that Make a Difference
Following completing a carbon footprint assessment the next step is Target Setting to reduce your emissions.
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Practical Climate Change Target Setting
Setting the target is a quantitative process based on your Carbon Footprint Appraisal results and scope to reduce in combination with high-;level global goals .
Following a Carbon Footprint Appraisal, we provide a Climate Change Target Setting service to
- Determine the scope of carbon reductions that your organisation can feasibly make
- Propose fully quantified long-term Targets based on different action scenarios
- Work out how to manage the reduction - e.g. in what order & when
Supply Chain Target Setting
Setting targets for your business's supply chain can seem a daunting task; however, Carbon Footprint's modelling methodology now makes this straightforward. This enables us to forecast supplier carbon emissions out to 2050 in a meaningful and resource-efficient way.
How does business Climate Change Target Setting relate to Science Based Targets?
Science Based Targets allow organisations to set high-level carbon footprint reductions at the right level to keep Global temperature changes to less than 2oC, as described in the 5th report of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change).
What this does not do is to guide you to exactly what you need to do and to put in quantitative measures (year on year) within your business to achieve; this is exactly what Climate Change Target Setting does.
.Our Science Based Targets service provides straightforward and cost-effective support for your business: via
- Gap Analysis - of your current GHG emissions programme vs. Science Based Targets requirements
- Target Setting - quantified, meaningful and achievable targets tailored to your business situation
- Support in submission of your Science Based Targets
- Assistance to implement and achieve your Science Based Targets,
Why Organisations Need Climate Change Targets
Businesses are responsible for a high proportion of the World’s carbon emissions and from both a practical and ethical stance has a vital role in the transition to a low-carbon economy. We encourage businesses to align their carbon footprint reduction aims to take account of a fair share of the climate budget. This also encourages other businesses in their supply chains to do the same.
Having targets will also, of course, save operating costs as organisations reduce their energy use. In addition to this, it is visible demonstration that the organisation takes sustainability very seriously, enhancing their brands and value with stakeholders and customers.