The Accountability Accelerator will become the host of Science Based Target Validation

The Accountability Accelerator has announced that it will become the host of Science Based Target Validation, SBTN’s corporate science-based targets for nature (Learn more here)

As Science Based Targets Network’s interim assurance provider, the GCA Accountability Accelerator will evaluate each company submitting science-based nature targets for validation through an independent expert review process to make sure their targets are robust, supporting the public claims companies can make once validated. ✅

Natasha Milan Matic, Ph.D., Executive Director, Accountability Accelerator, said: “SBTN’s need for independent validation of science-based targets for nature aligns well with our commitment to improve and support a strong corporate accountability ecosystem. Our existing relationship as part of the Global Commons Alliance also means we have complementary but distinct wider goals and ambitions. Through our rigorous assessment and compliance processes, we will support companies to play an important role in creating an equitable, nature positive, net-zero future using science-based targets for nature.”

Erin Billman, Executive Director of Science Based Targets Network, said: “Achieving global net-zero ambitions won’t be possible without halting and reversing nature loss. Science-based targets for nature are a vital means for enabling companies to take ambitious, measurable action on climate and nature in tandem, for the long-term resilience of business, people and planet. The Accountability Accelerator becoming host of SBTN’s target validation function marks a vital step in safeguarding the integrity of the targets and ensuring an independent and rigorous evaluation process.”

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