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How to set targets

Companies and cities must start to reduce their impacts on the Earth’s climate, water, land, biodiversity and ocean

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How to set science-based targets for nature

Setting science-based targets is the best strategy and solution to drive innovation and future-proof growth as we transition to a nature-positive and zero-carbon economy.

1. Register

Register your interest in setting SBTs for nature for all Earth’s systems

This will give you greater opportunity to participate in the SBTN’s methodology and user-experience development without any obligation.

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2. Set a target

Set a science-based climate target

Companies are already future-proofing growth by setting science-based climate targets specifying how much and how quickly they need to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions through the Science Based Targets initiative.


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3. Map

Map your value chain and assess risk to earth systems in major impact locations

Climate targets and actions don’t need to be location-specific, but nature targets and actions will need to be. Ready your organization to set science-based targets in these key areas by understanding your connection to specific places and ecosystems.

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4. Disclose

Disclose environmental data in a standardized format

Disclosing your environmental performance data on standardized platforms that score performance, such as CDP, has many benefits.

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5. Contribute

Work with us to develop science-based targets methodology

Join SBTN’s land, water, ocean, and biodiversity groups to contribute to producing methodology on target setting for these key Earth systems.

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