Climate Action: U.S. Companies Step Up as Federal Government Steps Out

Fifty U.S. companies—more than in any other country—just committed to set science-based carbon-emissions targets. As American businesses strive to fill the gap that may be created if the U.S. exits the Paris Agreement, we’ve compiled this FAQ to help OIA members understand the issue and what they can do to set their own targets.

September 20, 2017

What Are Science-Based Targets?

Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets are considered “science-based” if they meet the levels—described in the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC AR5)—required to limit global temperature increase to 2 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial temperatures. Watch a video here.

Find out why they matter and why businesses should consider setting a science-based target as part of their sustainability efforts.

What Is OIA Doing to Support This Initiative?

  • OIA, on behalf of the outdoor industry, is sitting on the Science-Based Targets Stakeholder Advisory Group
  • OIA invited World Resources Institute to speak about setting Science-Based Targets and opportunities for the outdoor industry at the most recent Sustainability Insights Conference at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market
  • OIA developed outdoor industry CEO Climate Alliance and Pledge

How Do I Set a Science-Based Target?

How Can I Learn More?