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Technical Assistance

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World Resources Institute, ranked the world’s best environmental think tank, is committed to providing rigorous analysis and practical guidance on the biggest sustainability issues facing businesses today. WRI has more than 15 years of experience helping companies to measure and manage their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through the GHG Protocol, the global standard in GHG accounting. WRI has also been become a thought leader on corporate GHG target setting through our Science Based Targets initiative, a collaboration with WWF, CDP and UNGC.

WRI is now offering one-on-one technical assistance to companies to develop their science-based reduction targets. For companies with existing targets ready to expire and for companies setting targets for the first time, an ambitious, science-based target is the credible approach. Our experts are available to assist your company in taking this critical step.

Contact Cynthia Cummis at for a quote. Pricing will be based on the projected level of effort.

How WRI can help your company to set a science-based target

Science-based target setting is a relatively new practice in the corporate world. World Resources Institute’s experts are available to guide your company through this process, ensuring that the resulting GHG reduction target is right for your company. Technical assistance from WRI includes assistance in the following areas:

Sector contextualization

WRI can brief companies on current models and mitigation options for their sector (e.g., RCP2.6 and industrial sector options in AR5).

Method selection

There are multiple methods available for determining a science-based target. WRI can help companies to choose the best methodology for their business model and target setting objectives.

Method application

WRI can support companies in applying the chosen science-based target setting method to develop a credible and actionable target.


WRI can assist companies with framing and communicating targets clearly for both internal and external audiences.

WRI’s experts

Cynthia Cummis, Deputy Director of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol

Nate Aden, Research Fellow


Email Cynthia Cummis at for more information about our technical assistance service and a cost estimate.

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