Climate Ambition Accelerator
This program prepares your company to measure its greenhouse gas emissions, set ambitious goals for reducing them, and report on progress. Whether your company is advanced in its climate action or just getting started – this is the program for you!
Taking your climate commitments a step further for the benefit of your business and our planet.
Is your company part of the green transition? Would you like to have your climate data and targets ready once investors and customers start asking for them?
Climate Ambition Accelerator will help your company become a climate front-runner no matter where you are on the journey. Through e-learning, peer-to-peer sessions, and technical Q&As you will become prepared to take your company’s climate action a step further whether you already have a well-defined strategy or you are new in the field.
The program revolves around the methods, standards and guidance of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and the Science Based Targets initiative. You will get a chance to share knowledge and discuss best practices and challenges with companies from all over the Nordic region and get direct support from world-leading experts in the field.
In 2023, we will once again run Climate Ambition Accelerator in collaboration with the Global Compact networks of Norway, Finland, and Sweden.
Learn more about the program on the UN Global Compact website.
- Only Nordic companies committed to the UN Global Compact can join the Nordic track of Climate Ambition Accelerator. Unfortunately, we cannot accept entities registered as organizations (e.g. NGOs, Business Associations etc.).
- It is free to join the program for Global Compact Network Denmark member companies.
- Applications to join the program are submitted via unglobalcompact.org (see red botton to the right).
- While company participation in the program is offered on a first-come, first-served basis, a balanced group in terms of sector and size will be prioritized.
- The 2023 round of the program will start in June 2023 and end in November/December 2023.
- The Application round for the 2023 round will run from February 22 until April 30.
In total, participants should plan to dedicate 25 to 30 hours to the Climate Ambition Accelerator over six months. On average, participants may expect around nine hours of self-learning on-demand content and 12 hours of facilitated group sessions.
To see more practical details, please visit our FAQ page.
June – November, 2023
Free for Global Compact Network Denmark member companies
Certificate upon completion
If you participate in most of the activities in Climate Ambition Accelerator, you are eligible to receive a certificate stating that you have completed the program.
More information about this opportunity will be communicated to all participants.
What is the Science Based Target initiative?
The Science Based Targets (SBTi) is a non-profit initiative which mobilizes companies to set science-based climate targets and boost their competitive advantage in the transition to a low-carbon economy.
The initiative assesses and approves company targets, offers resources, workshops, and guidance, and showcases companies that are part of the initiative.
The initiative has enjoyed considerable success and commitment from companies all over the world reaching well over 4000 in 2022.
As of February 2022, over 140 Danish companies have committed to the initiative, most of them also committed to the UN Global Compact.
Science Based Targets is a collaboration between Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), World Resources Institute (WRI), and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
Science Based Targets Peer Learning Group
The Climate Ambition Accelerator is part of the activities in GCDK’s peer learning group on Science Based Targets.
It is not a requirement to be part of the peer learning group to join Climate Ambition Accelerator, but we strongly recommend to sign up to the group.
All companies can join the group no matter how advanced they are with their climate action.
Find answers to your questions
Joachim Marc Christensen
Head of Programmes
Climate & Environment / Klima & Miljø
(+45) 26 92 99 75