Driving decarbonization and emissions accountability through data transparency

28 October 2021
11:30-12:30 CET (05:30 am – 06:30 am EDT / 05:30 pm – 06:30 pm SGT)
Duration: 1 hour

Session description

Businesses across the world are stepping-up their climate commitments: setting targets to reduce emissions and align with the 1.5°C target for a climate-safe world. However, with mounting pressures to accelerate decarbonization and create accountability for such commitments, understanding and exchanging product-level carbon emissions data is fast becoming a license to operate. Imagine a future in which the carbon footprint of individual products is calculated (and communicated) based on primary data from the entire supply chain, Scope 3 emissions can be tackled exactly where needed or financial decisions are informed by reliable and verified emissions data.

Today, such transparency poses a significant challenge – one which urgently needs to be addressed by any business with serious intentions to move towards net zero. This session will explore the root-causes of this challenge and discuss some of the promising opportunities access to product-level emissions data could unlock. In this context, the importance of collaboration and (technological) innovation will be discussed, focusing in particular on the critical role businesses play in making emissions transparency – and hence decarbonization – a reality.

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