E-learning Course

The Net-Zero Standard

Drive climate leadership by setting net-zero targets

The number of businesses committing to net-zero emissions is rapidly growing, but not all net-zero targets are created equal. Without adhering to a common definition, net-zero targets can be inconsistent, and their collective impact limited.

Responding to the pressing need for a common understanding of “net zero” in a corporate context, the Net-Zero Standard offers the world's first framework for corporate net-zero target setting in line with climate science.

In this 20-minute, interactive e-learning course delivered by the UN Global Compact Academy and the Science Based Targets initiative, you will:

  • Discover how the Net-Zero Standard provides a common, robust, and science-based understanding of net-zero
  • Receive guidance on how to set science-based net-zero targets consistent with limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C
  • Align your company's near- and long-term targets with climate science

New to science-based targets?
This e-learning course requires a basic understanding of science-based targets and a familiarity with the Science Based Targets initiative. If you're new to this topic, we recommend the Academy foundations course, Setting science-based targets.

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About the UN Global Compact Academy

The Academy is the UN Global Compact's leading-edge learning platform designed to provide participating companies of the Compact with the knowledge and skills they need to meet their sustainability objectives and achieve long-term growth by contributing to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Through dozens of courses and formats, the Academy enables you to enhance your knowledge and capabilities, regardless of your corporate function or where you are on your sustainability journey.

Already a participant of the UN Global Compact? Access or set up your complimentary Academy account at unglobalcompact.org/academy. Interested in joining the UN Global Compact? Learn more here.