Driving to Net Zero with Science Based Targets
GM has a vision of a world with zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion and has set interim goals for Greenhouse gas emissions using Science Based Targets initiative on the road to Carbon Neutrality and Net Zero. The scope includes our operations emissions and emissions from our light duty vehicles. Targets are considered ‘science-based’ if they are in line with what the latest climate science deems necessary to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement – limiting global warming to well-below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C. The discussion will encompass the target setting process and the decarbonization methods required to meet our interim targets on the road to Net Zero.
Al Hildreth is global energy manager for General Motors, overseeing the company’s energy management practices, including carbon, energy and water conservation. Under his leadership, GM has saved $250 million in energy costs and earned recognition as an EPA ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence, 10 years for superior energy management. He has worked for GM for over 40 years and is a GM Technical Fellow with assignments in Asia and Europe. Al has a BS in engineering from Oakland University and MS in engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic University.