Climate Webinar: Introduction to Science-Based Targets
The special report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2018, seeks to limit global average temperature to well below 2ºC. It has also marked 1.5-degree as a key tipping point beyond which the risk of extreme drought, wildfires, floods and food shortages will increase dramatically. The Earth is already at 1.3C, and a global response is urgently needed to prevent irreversible damages that climate change brings.
In response to this, United Nations Global Compact welcomes companies around the world to join the 1.5ºC Business Ambition campaign, where businesses commit and progress their climate action through science-based target setting.
UN Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei (UNGCMYB) will be hosting the webinar “Climate Webinar: Introduction to Science-Based Targets” on Tuesday 24th August 2021, from 11.00AM - 12.00PM (MYT)
In this webinar, the audience will be introduced to an overview of the science-based targets, how their companies can benefit from embarking this journey, and the existing opportunities offered by UN Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei to assist them in transitioning smoothly to a low carbon future. Hence, this webinar serves the following objectives:
- To introduce science-based target initiative and the importance of setting science-based targets (SBT)
- To introduce existing initiatives by UN Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei to assist companies to transition towards a low carbon future
- To share expertise and insights from climate practitioner