• Atmospheric CO2 /Parts per Million /Annual Averages /Data Source: noaa.gov

  • 1980338.91ppm

  • 1981340.11ppm

  • 1982340.86ppm

  • 1983342.53ppm

  • 1984344.07ppm

  • 1985345.54ppm

  • 1986346.97ppm

  • 1987348.68ppm

  • 1988351.16ppm

  • 1989352.78ppm

  • 1990354.05ppm

  • 1991355.39ppm

  • 1992356.1ppm

  • 1993356.83ppm

  • 1994358.33ppm

  • 1995360.18ppm

  • 1996361.93ppm

  • 1997363.04ppm

  • 1998365.7ppm

  • 1999367.8ppm

  • 2000368.97ppm

  • 2001370.57ppm

  • 2002372.59ppm

  • 2003375.14ppm

  • 2004376.96ppm

  • 2005378.97ppm

  • 2006381.13ppm

  • 2007382.9ppm

  • 2008385.01ppm

  • 2009386.5ppm

  • 2010388.76ppm

  • 2011390.63ppm

  • 2012392.65ppm

  • 2013395.39ppm

  • 2014397.34ppm

  • 2015399.65ppm

  • 2016403.09ppm

  • 2017405.22ppm

  • 2018407.62ppm

  • 2019410.07ppm

  • 2020412.44ppm

  • 2021414.72ppm

  • 2022418.56ppm

  • 2023421.08ppm


Corporations struggling to keep up with net zero ambitions SBTi reveals

Major corporations, including some well-known renewables names such as Vestas Wind Systems and multinationals like Unilever and Proctor & Gamble are struggling to keep up with their net zero ambitions, according to a review by the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

SBTi, a corporate climate action organisation which aims to set common standards for GHG emissions reductions had listed more 500 corporations as members of the Business Ambition for 1.5°C campaign which launched in 2019.

While the campaign expired in January, just 351 of its members “have or are in the process” of setting full net-zero targets, and more than 200 companies had net zero targets removed according to SBTi, with the implementation of Scope 3 emission targets appearing to be the biggest stumbling block.

A survey of more than 200 BA1.5°C members revealed that 79% had joined the campaign mainly to “showcase leadership in sustainability”.

But while a majority of companies have set some form of science-based greenhouse has reduction targets, only 60% have adopted Science-based net zero targets, the group said.

Scope 3 emission reporting was seen as a major stumbling block with more than half of all survey respondents stating that emissions reporting across the value chain was “too much of a challenge.”

This was followed by technological uncertainty and ambivalence over when precisely the company could deliver on net zero targets.

While the 1.5°C campaign had been “powerful”, it also showed that science-based net zero target setting was not yet a mature practice, SBTi concluded.

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