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Developing a Science Based Targets approach

As the legal sector moves towards Net Zero, a major part of the transition is working towards robust and measurable targets. For many firms this means setting Science Based Targets, but where to start?

A Science Based Target is the best way to understand where your firm’s emissions are now and identify the steps needed to reduce. It is the only credible climate commitment that stands up to scrutiny.  Aligning to climate science should form the basis of any net zero target. A greenhouse gas emissions target can be considered ‘science-based’ if the emissions reductions it requires are in line with keeping the global temperature increase well-below 2°C compared to pre-industrial temperatures.

A Science Based Target is one which has been evaluated and approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

Carbon Intelligence have produced two helpful guides to get you started

An introduction to Carbon Intelligence (CI)

The LSA is working in partnership with Carbon Intelligence (CI) who can support LSA members with the in depth and detailed process of gathering the right information, developing appropriate targets and then submitting them to the SBTi. 

The team at CI has deep experience of working with firms on their sustainability and energy reduction programmes. CI can help you establish your firm as a leader through setting and achieving ambitious carbon reduction targets, helping you move towards a net-zero carbon future in a way that will improve your brand reputation. CI can show you what a low-carbon future looks like for your firm – and give you the strategic roadmap to get there.

CI strategy services are designed to help you set ambitious yet achievable targets and put the programme in place to ensure you get there. CI can develop the right strategy to reduce your firm’s climate impact. CI will help you to define your vision and work collaboratively with your team to build a clear strategy and set credible targets. CI will help your teams align on key priorities and establish C-suite and cross-functional accountability.

CI have a long-standing relationship with the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and have supported 1 in 3 UK companies that have an approved SBT.

For more on how CI can help you contact Matt Cvijan, Associate Director today on [email protected]

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