Setting Climate Targets

Monday 23 Mar 2020 |

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A step by step guide for mobile network operators to set science based targets

An ICT sectoral target-setting approach was recently developed through a collaboration between the Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), the GSMA, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), and the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The methodology currently applies to mobile network operators, fixed network operators and data centre operators exclusively, with the ICT sub-sector for equipment manufacturers to be added later in 2020.

The guidance for ICT companies setting science-based targets document provides detailed support for ICT companies looking to set a Science Based Target (SBT). This summary guide provides practical step-by-step instructions for a mobile network operator to apply the approach when setting a SBT. This guide is intended to be comprehensive on its own, providing fundamental information on the full target-setting process, from measuring corporate greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) to developing targets and submitting them to SBTi for validation.

The guide is divided into four sections plus annexes:
• A general overview of the steps to setting SBTs;
• A detailed explanation of how to apply these steps to an ICT company;
• Useful references, tools and case studies for measuring emission inventories and setting SBTs;
• Answers to frequently asked questions.

To find out how to set climate targets:

Download the report here