The Net-Zero Standard

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 1.5°C
  • 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.