Agriculture Program: SBTi Guidelines for Forest, Land and Agriculture (FLAG) – A New Framework to Align

The Forest, Land and Agriculture sector represents 22 percent of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions making it the largest emitter after the energy sector. Deforestation and conversion of natural ecosystems is responsible for about 50% of these emissions. But due to the absence of frameworks and guidelines, most of these emissions were unaddressed in corporate inventories. The Science Based Targets initiative’s FLAG Guidance, released in September 2022, provides the world’s first standard method for companies in land-intensive sectors to set science-based targets that include land-based emission reductions and removals.

The webinar will introduce the SBTi FLAG guidance and requirements and provide an overview of the integrated approach companies should be taking to achieve deforestation and conversion free supply chains, emission targeting setting, accounting, and reporting.

The webinar is open to EMIA members, partners, and affiliates; financial professionals; civil society and multilateral ESG experts; and national governments and publicly listed companies’ staff.



Luiz Fernando do Amaral, Chief Executive Officer, Science Based Target Initiative

Frederico Machado, Zero Conversion Strategy Leader, WWF 

Guillaume Tessier, Soy Lead, WWF

Nadine Cavusoglu, Director of the Agriculture Program, EMIA (moderator)