‘Science-based targets’ are emissions reduction targets set by organizations that are in line with the science-derived goals of the Paris Agreement. This session will introduce the key concepts of ‘Science-based Targets’ and their possible applications to faith-based organizations. It will also present a guidance document for faith-based organizations (FBOs) and showcase examples where FBOs have successfully implemented Science-based Targets methodologies for climate mitigation. The session hopes to advance understanding and spur a discussion with audience about the main challenges and opportunities for FBOs to engage on climate mitigation efforts through the assets they own or control.

Online followers will be able to livestream the session from this link (Faith Pavilion website): https://faithatcop28.com/live-stream/


  • Uwe S. Brandes, Georgetown University

  • Federico Maria Butera, Saint Peter’s Basilica Environmental Sustainability project

  • Olivia Wilkinson, Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities

  • Alberto Pallecchi, WRI - Moderator