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The Science-based Target Setting
Manual: Overview and Public
Comment Period
October 6, 2015
Paul Simpson
Chief Executive Officer
Cynthia Cummis, WRI
Renée Morin, WRI
Nicole Labutong, CDP
Science-based Target Setting Manual I Webinar Outline
Agenda:
1. Overview of SBT Initiative
2. Overview of manual
3. Makin...
To raise the ambition of corporate GHG reduction
targets to support a transition to a low carbon
economy and keep the plan...
SBT Initiative I Timeline
An initiative by
SDA online tool – beta testing
CalltoActionoutreach(print,online,events,webinar...
An initiative by
SBT Initiative I Governance
6
methodology
tool
manual
targettracker
calltoaction
mindthe
science
Will be
covered in this
webinar
Sectoral Decarbonizatio...
Science-based Target Setting Manual I Purpose of Manual
An initiative by
• The Manual is a how-to guide for companies cons...
Science-based Target Setting Manual I Manual Contents
An initiative by
Choose a SBT
method
Determine
the target
Make the b...
Science-based Target Setting Manual I Making the Business Case
An initiative by
• Drive innovation and transform
business ...
Science-based Target Setting Manual I Methods Overview
An initiative by
SBT Methods are made up of three main components
S...
Science-based Target Setting Manual I Methods Overview
An initiative by
Emissions scenario &
carbon budget
Level of disagg...
Science-based Target Setting Manual I Methods Overview
An initiative by
Allocation mechanism
2010 2020 2030 2040 2050
Emis...
Science-based Target Setting Manual I Methods Overview
An initiative by
2010 2020 2030 2040 2050
EmissionsIntensity
Year
C...
Science-based Target Setting Manual I Methods Overview
An initiative by
2010 2020 2030 2040 2050
AbsoluteEmissions
Year
Co...
Science-based Target Setting Manual I Methods Overview
An initiative by
Emissions scenario &
carbon budget
Level of disagg...
Science-based Target Setting Manual I 7 Methods
An initiative by
• Absolute
contraction
• C-FACT
• CSI
• CSO (context-
bas...
Science-based Target Setting Manual I Choosing a Method
An initiative by
Company attributes
• Sector assignment
• Homogene...
Science-based Target Setting Manual I Choosing a Method
An initiative by
# Question Answer Method Options
1 Does your comp...
Science-based Target Setting Manual I Setting the Target
An initiative by
• More than one method
may apply to your
company...
Science-based Target Setting Manual I Recommended Target Criteria
An initiative by
• Boundary: covers company-wide scope 1...
Science-based Target Setting Manual I Communicating
What to communicate
• Background information
• Base year data
• SBT Ta...
Science-based Target Setting Manual I Gaining internal buy-in
An initiative by
Getting the Company on Board
• Understand y...
Science-based Target Setting Manual I Public Comment Process
An initiative by
Date Milestone
April 2015
Launch process wit...
Science-based Target Setting Manual I Public Comment Process
An initiative by
• Draft is currently out for public comment ...
info@sciencebasedtargets.org
www.sciencebasedtargets.org
An initiative by
Q&A
Nigel Topping
Chief Executive Officer
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Science-based Target Setting Manual Webinar Presentation

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This presentation covers the key elements of the Science-based Target Setting Manual, which was released as a draft for public comment in September 2015 by the Science Based Targets initiative. The manual is a resource for companies, and provides guidance on how to set a greenhouse gas reduction target that aligns with the global effort to limit warming to two degrees Celsius (a "science-based target").

You can view the webinar recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZAq87D0iic

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Science-based Target Setting Manual Webinar Presentation

  1. 1. The Science-based Target Setting Manual: Overview and Public Comment Period October 6, 2015
  2. 2. Paul Simpson Chief Executive Officer Cynthia Cummis, WRI Renée Morin, WRI Nicole Labutong, CDP
  3. 3. Science-based Target Setting Manual I Webinar Outline Agenda: 1. Overview of SBT Initiative 2. Overview of manual 3. Making the business case 4. Introduction to SBT methods 5. Choosing a method 6. Recommended target criteria 7. Communicating 8. Other topics 9. Public comment process An initiative by 3
  4. 4. To raise the ambition of corporate GHG reduction targets to support a transition to a low carbon economy and keep the planet below a 2 degree temperature rise and enable science-based GHG reduction targets to become standard business practice Enlist 100 companies in 2015, and 250 companies by 2020. Demonstrate to policy-makers the scale of ambition achievable among leading companies to positively influence international climate negotiations goal objectives An initiative by SBT Initiative I Goal and Objectives 4
  5. 5. SBT Initiative I Timeline An initiative by SDA online tool – beta testing CalltoActionoutreach(print,online,events,webinars) Releasefinal draftatCOP 21 Finalizetracker ReviseCDPquestionnaire&scoring 2015 Targettrackerbetaversion COP 21 in Paris – C4C Developmentofdraftmanual Revised draftmanual Climate Week - NYC SDAmethodologyfurtherdevelopment(scope3,AFOLU,sectordetails) Stakeholder workshops CDPquestionnaireexternal consultation Review, design, layout Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Finalizequestionnaire& scoring 5
  6. 6. An initiative by SBT Initiative I Governance 6
  7. 7. methodology tool manual targettracker calltoaction mindthe science Will be covered in this webinar Sectoral Decarbonization Approach (SDA) Accompanies the SDA methodology Outreach to and engagement with stakeholders Manual that provides guidance on science-based targets Compares corporate targets to 2 degree pathways Online tool tracking company efforts An initiative by SBT Initiative I Main Activities and Deliverables 7
  8. 8. Science-based Target Setting Manual I Purpose of Manual An initiative by • The Manual is a how-to guide for companies considering setting a target or are in the process of setting a SBT. • Manual is method neutral. There are pros and cons of each approach • Manual walks companies through the steps to develop a SBT and provides recommendations based on current good practice • Case studies and examples will be incorporated into the final draft 8
  9. 9. Science-based Target Setting Manual I Manual Contents An initiative by Choose a SBT method Determine the target Make the business case Understand the methods Gain internal buy-in Report and communicate Implement Getting Started (Ch 1 & 2) Setting the Science-based Target (Ch 3 & 4) Announcing and Implementing (Ch 5, 6 & 7) 9
  10. 10. Science-based Target Setting Manual I Making the Business Case An initiative by • Drive innovation and transform business practices and product offerings • Build credibility and reputation • Demonstrate leadership and influence policy • Save money and increase competitiveness SBTs “help catalyze the business sector to provide a strong message of leadership from the business community to the policy makers” – multinational food company 10
  11. 11. Science-based Target Setting Manual I Methods Overview An initiative by SBT Methods are made up of three main components SBT Method Emissions Scenario (carbon budget) Allocation Mechanism Level of Disaggregation (of the carbon budget) 11
  12. 12. Science-based Target Setting Manual I Methods Overview An initiative by Emissions scenario & carbon budget Level of disaggregation Source Scenario Base Year 2050 Target IPCC AR4 450ppm CO2e 1990 Annex I Non-Annex I -80 to -95% Substantial deviation IPCC AR5 Overshoot <0.4 W/m2 2010 -41% to -72% IPCC AR5 RCP 2.6 2010 -66% IEA (ETP 2015) 2DS 2012 -76% (and by sector) 12
  13. 13. Science-based Target Setting Manual I Methods Overview An initiative by Allocation mechanism 2010 2020 2030 2040 2050 EmissionsIntensity Year Convergence Company A Company B Sector Company C • Used with sector-specific scenarios • Emissions intensity can be a physical or value based metric 13
  14. 14. Science-based Target Setting Manual I Methods Overview An initiative by 2010 2020 2030 2040 2050 EmissionsIntensity Year Compression Company A Company B Company C Company D • All companies w/in same level of disaggregation reduce at uniform rate • Emissions intensity can be a physical or value based metric Allocation mechanism 14
  15. 15. Science-based Target Setting Manual I Methods Overview An initiative by 2010 2020 2030 2040 2050 AbsoluteEmissions Year Contraction Company A Company B Company C Company D • All companies w/in same level of disaggregation reduce at uniform rate • Emissions reduction expressed in absolute terms (tonnes CO2e) Allocation mechanism 15
  16. 16. Science-based Target Setting Manual I Methods Overview An initiative by Emissions scenario & carbon budget Level of disaggregation Allocation mechanism Global carbon budget Carbon budget determined by a Peak & Decline trajectory Carbon budget determined by a Linear trajectory Convergence Compression AbsoluteIntensity or or or Geographic budget Sector budgetor disaggregated carbon budget and / or Economic indicator Physical indicatorand / or Contraction 16
  17. 17. Science-based Target Setting Manual I 7 Methods An initiative by • Absolute contraction • C-FACT • CSI • CSO (context- based) • GEVA • SDA • 3% Solution Allocation Mechanisms Level of Disaggregation Convergence Compression Contraction Physical $ Intensity AbsoluteEmissionsScenarios Global All economy Sector SDA (Hm) SDA (Ht) Geographic* All economy CSI C-FACT Sector 3% *Method differentiates by either Annex I / non-Annex I, regional, or country scenarios Hm = homogeneous sector; Ht = heterogeneous sector AbsoluteContraction CSO,GEVA 17
  18. 18. Science-based Target Setting Manual I Choosing a Method An initiative by Company attributes • Sector assignment • Homogeneous vs heterogeneous sectors • Geographic location • Projected growth Determine your company’s attributes Screen methods using profile questions Choose top methods to model targets Repeat for other sectors if necessary 18
  19. 19. Science-based Target Setting Manual I Choosing a Method An initiative by # Question Answer Method Options 1 Does your company operate in a sector identified in the SDA or 3% Solution (US-based only) method? YES SDA, 3% Solution 2 Is the sector homogeneous? SDA 3 Is the sector heterogeneous? CSA, CSO, GEVA 4 Does your company prefer to assign targets by developed and developing geography? Absolute Contraction, C- FACT, CSI, CSO, GEVA 5a Do you predict that your company will have higher than average growth compared to the sector or global average projections? GEVA, CSI, CSO 5b Do you predict that your company will have equal or lower than average growth compared to the sector or global average projections? Absolute Contraction, C- FACT, 3% Solution (US-based) Determine your company’s attributes Screen methods using profile questions Choose top methods to model targets Repeat for other sectors if necessary 19
  20. 20. Science-based Target Setting Manual I Setting the Target An initiative by • More than one method may apply to your company • Recommend selecting the most conservative target (most ambitious) in this case • Some companies may also choose to blend or adapt methods 20
  21. 21. Science-based Target Setting Manual I Recommended Target Criteria An initiative by • Boundary: covers company-wide scope 1 and scope 2 emissions and all GHGs (inventory is GHGP-based). • Timeframe: commitment period should cover a minimum of 5 years from date of announcement and should follow trajectory to a long-term target (e.g., 2030, 2050) • Level of ambition: consistent with the level of decarbonization required to keep global temperature increase below 2°C • Scope 3: an ambitious scope 3 target is also recommended when scope 3 emissions cover a significant portion of a company’s overall emissions. • Reporting: disclose GHG emissions inventory annually. • Metric: absolute targets are preferred; intensity target should be accompanied by an absolute target. 21
  22. 22. Science-based Target Setting Manual I Communicating What to communicate • Background information • Base year data • SBT Target(s) • Progress toward targets 22 Base Line Inventory Information Base year Boundary definition Scopes and categories covered Emissions by scope Activity level (production, sales, etc.) Science-based Target Information Target year Scopes, categories and % emissions covered % or total reduction in emissions from base year Absolute and/or Intensity units Intermediate targets SBT Method used An initiative by
  23. 23. Science-based Target Setting Manual I Gaining internal buy-in An initiative by Getting the Company on Board • Understand your audience • Use data and interpersonal skills • Communicate in business terms • Address stakeholders Implementing • Reduction measures • Financing reduction strategies SBTs “give you a very firm basis for why it’s an appropriate target… instead of the argument being about whether it’s an appropriate target or not, the argument becomes about whether it’s an achievable or feasible target.” -- Food company 23
  24. 24. Science-based Target Setting Manual I Public Comment Process An initiative by Date Milestone April 2015 Launch process with Technical Advisory Group webinar and get input on manual outline April - July 2015 Finalize outline and draft first version of the manual Late July 2015 Webinar with TAG to get input on first draft August 2015 Receive TAG and methods authors comments September 2015 Revise draft and release for initial public comment period October 2015 Hold public comment / stakeholder workshops October- November 2015 Revise draft, copy edit, and prepare Final Draft December 2015 Release Final Draft (soft copy) at Paris COP January 2016 Conduct WRI and SBT internal review February 2016 Respond to internal review comments and finalize draft March 2016 Final design and layout April 2016 Release Final Version 24
  25. 25. Science-based Target Setting Manual I Public Comment Process An initiative by • Draft is currently out for public comment until November 16 • Schedule of stakeholder workshops:  Washington DC on October 15  Mumbai, India on October 20  Lille, France on November 5 Go to sciencebasedtargets.org for instructions on submitting feedback and to register for workshops 25
  26. 26. info@sciencebasedtargets.org www.sciencebasedtargets.org An initiative by Q&A
  27. 27. Nigel Topping Chief Executive Officer

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