GLRPPR Sector Resource: The Carbon Chasm
The Carbon Chasm
In 2007 the IPCC stated that developed economies must reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80-95% by 2050 in order to avoid dangerous climate change.
This report utilises the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) dataset to analyse how the world's largest companies currently set emissions reduction targets and whether planned reductions are sufficient to combat
long term climate change. It also draws evidence from 12 in depth interviews with Global 1003 companies to show what motivates senior management in setting GHG reduction targets.
This work was conducted in conjunction with BT (British
Telecommunications plc), which has ignited a debate around science led targets with its proposed Climate
Stabilisation Intensity target (CSI) methodology.
Carbon Disclosure Project
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