What are SBTs

SBTs give companies and cities a clear pathway to competitiveness and resilience by using science to define their role in restoring nature

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We define science-based targets (SBTs) as measurable, actionable, and time-bound objectives, based on the best available science, that allow actors to align with Earth’s limits and societal sustainability goals.

For companies our Initial Guidance defines five distinct steps in the process of setting nature SBTs, these are:

1. Assess

What and where are your company’s biggest impacts and dependencies on nature and the environment?

2. Prioritize

Where do you need to focus and take more action? Both in areas where you have direct control and more broadly across your whole “sphere of influence”

3. Measure

Collect baseline data for your priority targets and locations and where possible set targets.

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4. Act

Use our Action Framework and act to avoid future impacts, reduce current impacts, regenerate and restore ecosystems, and transform systems.

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5. Track

Finally, monitor progress toward targets and report publicly on this progress.

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