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WRI to lead workshop on "Best Practices for Setting and Achieving Science-Based Targets" at Climate Leadership Conference, March 1 in Chicago

Join us March 1-3 in Chicago to connect with the nation’s leaders on climate at the sixth annual Climate Leadership Conference (CLC). The CLC convenes around U.S. EPA’s prestigious Climate Leadership Awards, and brings climate, energy and sustainability professionals together to address climate change through policy, innovation and business solutions.

WRI will host a workshop "Best Practices for Setting and Achieving Science-Based Targets" on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 from 10:00am – 12:30pm.

Save 15% on registration using WRI’s discount code: CLC-WRI-15%



Location: Downtown Chicago Marriott Hotel, 540 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

Workshop Summary: More than 200 companies have committed to set GHG targets in line with limiting warming this century to less than 2-degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. This session will explain current best practices in setting science-based targets and discuss strategies that can support companies in achieving their reduction targets.

Speakers will present GHG reduction strategies including best practices in purchasing renewable energy, engaging with suppliers and implementing internal carbon pricing programs. For international perspective, the session will also include discussion of company carbon pricing examples from India, where companies are using carbon pricing to fund GHG mitigation activities.

This workshop will include speakers from the Science Based Targets Initiative, the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance and the author of the UNGC Executive Guide on Internal Carbon Pricing, as well as a panel of company speakers discussing their strategies to achieve science-based targets.

Agenda and Format: Several presentations followed by a panel discussion.


10:00am - 10:10am Opening Remarks
Cynthia Cummis, Director of Private Sector Mitigation, WRI
10:10am – 10:30am Update on Science Based Targets Initiative and Emerging Best Practices
Nate Aden, Research Fellow, WRI
10:30am – 10:40am Q&A
10:40am - 11:00am Role of Renewable Energy
Celina Bonugli, Research Analyst, WRI
11:00am - 11:20am Role of Internal Carbon Pricing
Eliot Metzger, Senior Associate, WRI
11:20am - 11:35am Case Studies of Indian Company Implementation
Vivek Adhia, Head of Business Engagement, WRI
11:35am - 11:45am Break
11:45am - 12:30pm Company Converstation: Strategies for Implementing Science-Based Targets
Erin Augustine, Sustainability Manager, Kellogg Company
Renee Morin, Stakeholder Relations, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Mari Ovaskainen, Environmental Specialist, Tetra Pak


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