Frequently Asked Questions

Can we use the tool to model Science-Based Targets by sector?

The profiles developed in Snapshot can inform the establishment of a science derived target, increasingly set by councils around Australia. Snapshot profiles provide communities and councils with an understanding of the scale of reduction and the level of ambition needed when setting targets to meet this challenge. Setting science derived targets – either for whole of the municipality of just a sector – requires an understanding of Australia’s carbon budget, the rate of reduction of the budget, and data on how to scale this to the municipal level. There is more information on the Science Derived Targets for Local Government Working Group, or you can contact Ironbark who have undertaken this work for councils throughout Australia. The Snapshot profiles are a start, but you need more information to model a carbon budget and science-derived target. More information is available on setting targets in our FAQs on Snapshot.

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