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The Net-Zero Standard

Course

Self-paced e-learning

UN Partner

Offered by

United Nations Global Compact Academy

Course details

Length
20 minutes
Level
Introductory
Language
English
Certificate
Yes
Price
Free

Course summary

In this 20-minute, interactive e-learning course delivered by the UN Global Compact Academy and the Science Based Targets initiative, you will learn about the Net-Zero Standard and receive guidance on how to set science-based net-zero targets consistent with limiting global temperature rise to 1.5C.

About this course

Drive climate leadership by setting net-zero targets.

The number of businesses committing to net-zero emissions is rapidly growing, but not all net-zero targets are created equal. Without adhering to a common definition, net-zero targets can be inconsistent, and their collective impact limited.

Responding to the pressing need for a common understanding of “net zero” in a corporate context, the Net-Zero Standard offers the world’s first framework for corporate net-zero target setting in line with climate science.

In this 20-minute, interactive e-learning course delivered by the UN Global Compact Academy and the Science Based Targets initiative, you will:

  • Discover how the Net-Zero Standard provides a common, robust, and science-based understanding of net-zero
  • Receive guidance on how to set science-based net-zero targets consistent with limiting global temperature rise to 1.5C.
  • Align your company’s near- and long-term targets with climate science.

New to science-based targets?
This e-learning course requires a basic understanding of science-based targets and a familiarity with the Science Based Targets initiative. If you’re new to this topic, we recommend the Academy foundations course, Setting science-based targets.

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