What makes science-based targets different from other emissions-reduction targets? The short answer is that they align with the aggressive emissions reduction pathways outlined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Gap, Nike, Levi Strauss and other apparel companies made headlines in September when they committed to setting science-based greenhouse gas reduction targets.
The clothing makers joined about 300 other companies around the world that have pledged to set science-based climate targets, which differ from other targets as they focus on achieving measurable reductions that aim to keep global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius. That’s according to the Science-Based Targets Initiative, a partnership of CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project, and the World Resources Institute and World Wide Fund for Nature.
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