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SBTi Board of Trustees releases statement on use of environmental attribute certificates, Scope 3 based carbon market

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🗞️ Driving the news: The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has announced a significant shift in their approach towards environmental attribute certificates, particularly in the context of abatement of Scope 3 emissions 
• This comes after a consultative effort and consideration of voluntary carbon markets as additional tools in combating climate change

🔭 The context: SBTi has prioritized revising its Corporate Net-Zero Standard in 2024, focusing on Scope 3 emissions 
• The initiative has engaged in extensive consultations over the past six months, gathering evidence and opinions on the use of environmental attribute certificates

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: This development acknowledges the complexity of Scope 3 emissions in corporate value chains and opens a new pathway for companies to contribute to decarbonization
• By setting specific guidelines and cooperating with other entities, SBTi aims to ensure that the use of these certificates supports genuine climate action and innovation

⏭️ What's next: SBTi plans to release a first draft of rules, thresholds, and guardrails for using environmental attribute certificates by July 2024 
• This step involves further consultations and aims to clarify how these certificates can be responsibly used in Scope 3 emission reduction efforts

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