Companies and organisations can take significant steps to decrease their negative climate impact – and increase their positive impact. CLC recommends these verified and internationally-recognised methods to ensure that your organisation’s climate actions are up to par.

Science-based targets

The science-based targets initiative is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), World Resources Institute (WRI), and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and one of the We Mean Business Coalition commitments. It provides companies with a method for setting emission reduction targets that are based on climate science and comparable with other companies within the same industry.

TCFD

The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures develops methods for including climate-related risks and business opportunities in financial reporting. This helps investors, lenders, insurers, and other stakeholders better asses companies’ physical, liability and transition risks associated with climate change. Read more about CLC’s TCFD challenge

Carbon handprint

VTT Technical Research Center of Finland and Lappeenranta University of Technology have created a method for calculating the carbon handprint of a product or service. Carbon handprint refers to the positive climate impact that using a product or service has compared to other products or services in the same category. Read more about CLC’s carbon handprint challenge

Carbon Law

Carbon Law refers to a model published by Johan Rockström et al in Science journal in 2017. According to Carbon Law, global greenhouse gas emissions need to be halved each decade, in order to reach the 1,5 degree goal set in the Paris climate agreement. Carbon Law sets the necessary ambition level for the climate actions of companies as well as nations, cities and individuals. The Exponential climate action roadmap provides scenarios based on Carbon Law for several industries.