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Science Based Targets for Financial institutions: Target Validation Criteria Deep Dive

Thursday, 14 January, 2021 - 09:00 to 10:30
Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Tuesday, 22 December, 2020

Science Based Targets for Financial institutions: Target Validation Criteria Deep Dive

by World Resources Institute (WRI)

Date and Time: Thursday, January 14, 2021 | 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Location: Online 

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The finance sector is key to unlocking the system-wide change needed to reach net-zero emissions and limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial temperatures. In October, the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) released a new framework that, for the first time ever, allows financial institutions to set science-based targets that align lending and investment activities with the Paris Agreement.

This webinar will provide an in-depth explanation of this new framework. In order to help financial institutions and other stakeholders better understand this framework and how to prepare science-based target submissions, we will discuss the target validation criteria for financial institutions and offer an overview of the SBTi's recommendations for financial institutions. A Q&A portion will be available for participants to ask questions.

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WRI's Center for Sustainable Business

Science Based Targets Initiative

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