Today, the Science Based Targets Network (SBTN) is pleased to open a public consultation on its draft technical guidance to equip companies to set the first land science-based targets, focusing on the protection and restoration of ecosystems.
Land science-based targets build on and complement climate science-based targets by incentivizing corporate action – beyond reducing greenhouse gas emissions – to address the overall needs of the environment.
This public consultation marks a critical point in the development of the land targets. It is the public’s opportunity to provide input into the Network’s multi-stakeholder process to ensure the finalized guidance for companies is as robust, clear and practical as possible, when released as part of science-based targets for nature V1.
The public consultation period runs from February 14 to March 21, 2023.
The guidance is developed by the SBTN land hub, led by WWF and Conservation International with partners including Food and Land Use Coalition, Systemiq, The Nature Conservancy and World Resources Institute.
More information on the land public consultation here.