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? Do you want 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 if you are new in the field.

The initiative revolves around the Science Based Targets initiative and the three Scopes of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, and you will get a chance to discuss best practices and challenges with people from other companies – both nationally and internationally – and get direct support from world-leading experts in the field.

Learn more about the program via the UN Global Compact website.

Practical details

This Danish round of Climate Ambition Accelerator is free to join and only for member companies of Global Compact Network Denmark. Applications to join the program are submitted via unglobalcompact.org

Company participation in the program is offered on a first-come, first-served basis, yet a balanced group in terms of sector and size will be prioritized.

The 2022 round of the program started in June 2022 and will end in December 2022.

We expect to open the next round of applications in February 2023.

Time commitment:
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.

Timeline

Application opens:
March 1, 2022

Application deadline:
The application is closed

Programme begins: 
June 2022

Programme ends:
December 2022

Fee:
Free for members of Global Compact Network Denmark. 

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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 3000 in the summer of 2022.

As of July 2022, over 100 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).

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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.

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FAQ

Find answers to your questions

Joachim Marc Christensen

Head of Programmes

Climate & Environment / Klima & Miljø
joachim@globalcompact.dk
(+45) 26 92 99 75