Event: Exploring science-based carbon targets for corporates
You are invited to join us in Melbourne on the evening of 17 February for an interactive discussion on the emerging topic of setting science-based emissions targets for businesses.
Historically, many organisations have set emissions reduction targets through opaque processes or simply by guesswork. But the pressure is mounting for businesses to be able to demonstrate how their targets were set, and how they are a fair contribution to the global 1.5 degree aspiration agreed to at COP21 in Paris.
The world is moving towards a common framework for setting science-based targets, being championed by the WWF and CDP (click here to visit the website). By aligning with this framework and setting emissions reduction targets based on science, businesses can align their carbon mitigation efforts to the UNFCCC outcomes. This makes science-based targets the most robust, defensible approach to determining corporate carbon mitigation aspirations.
This event is an opportunity to hear from carbon experts from CDP, WWF and Point Advisory on the emerging frameworks for setting science-based targets, and to get the corporate perspective on target setting from NAB.
While the event is targeted at larger corporates, the learnings will also be valuable for SMEs and government.
Monica Richter – WWF
Monica is leading WWF’s work in the area of science-based targets in Australia. She is an economist and social ecologist with over 23 years of experience in environmental policy and advocacy.
Nicola Murphy – NAB
Nicola is the Head of Environmental Sustainability at National Australia Bank, where she is focused on integrating consideration of sustainability through the bank to drive business value. As part of her role, she is responsible for developing NAB’s corporate emissions reductions targets.
Charlie Knaggs – Point Advisory
Charlie is the Principal of Energy and Climate Change at Point Advisory. He has over 12 years of experience advising businesses on carbon strategy, target setting and carbon accounting.
When: Wednesday, 17 February 2016 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: Point Advisory – Level 17. 31 Queen St. Melbourne, VIC 3000
Drinks and light food will be served.
If you are based in Sydney and are interested in this event, please register your interest here.