It is well understood that climate targets and plans to meet them must be founded in science to be meaningful. Tackling the biodiversity crisis must be approached with the same rigor. That is why Ørsted, the first energy firm with a science-based net-zero target, is working with the Science Based Targets Network to develop a new framework for nature.
The Science Based Targets Network (SBTN) is a collaboration of global non-profits and ambitious organisations working together to develop methods, guidance, and tools to tackle both biodiversity loss and climate change.
Built on the momentum of the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), the SBTN equips cities and companies with the tools to set science-based targets for all of Earth’s systems, as well as the pressures that affect them.
SBTN has an ambitious goal to develop methods for cities and companies to set integrated nature targets by 2022, and adopt specific science-based targets on water, land, biodiversity, and ocean by 2025. Similar to the SBTi, companies will be able to set targets within each Earth system – or set an overarching target across all systems.