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University of Southampton Sustainability Strategy: Science Based Targets: A review and future scenarios
University of Southampton Sustainability Strategy: Science Based Targets: A review and future scenarios
The report recommends that Science Based Targets (SBT) are used to:

• Underpin Goal 2 target setting;

• Provide the framework for the SIG Implementation Plan and detailed financially
scoped roadmaps for Goal 1, Goal2 and Goal 3.

• Where no additional costs are envisaged, this route should be followed;

• Where additional costs are foreseen, this should be explicitly documented and
agreed by UEB and Council.

• Encourage the University to critically consider its potential use of offsetting and/or
own-activity GHG sequestration given the SBT approach and the ‘prioritise reduction, scale up own removals’ principle.

Further, in order to take a strong leadership position:

• noting that the current Goal 1 target is more aggressive than the 1.5C Science Based Target for Scope 1 and 2, the University could consider extending its Scope 1 and 2 goal (Goal 1) from “net zero by 2030” to “absolute zero by 2040”.
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Anderson, Ben
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Anderson, Ben
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Anderson, Ben (2021) University of Southampton Sustainability Strategy: Science Based Targets: A review and future scenarios University of Southampton

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Abstract

The report recommends that Science Based Targets (SBT) are used to:

• Underpin Goal 2 target setting;

• Provide the framework for the SIG Implementation Plan and detailed financially
scoped roadmaps for Goal 1, Goal2 and Goal 3.

• Where no additional costs are envisaged, this route should be followed;

• Where additional costs are foreseen, this should be explicitly documented and
agreed by UEB and Council.

• Encourage the University to critically consider its potential use of offsetting and/or
own-activity GHG sequestration given the SBT approach and the ‘prioritise reduction, scale up own removals’ principle.

Further, in order to take a strong leadership position:

• noting that the current Goal 1 target is more aggressive than the 1.5C Science Based Target for Scope 1 and 2, the University could consider extending its Scope 1 and 2 goal (Goal 1) from “net zero by 2030” to “absolute zero by 2040”.

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Published date: 21 July 2021

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Local EPrints ID: 457439
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/457439
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ORCID for Ben Anderson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-2092-4406

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Date deposited: 07 Jun 2022 17:02
Last modified: 04 Nov 2023 02:48

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