Tool and Method Updates - log of tool changes

Information and discussion regarding updates to the method and code for CDP/WWF Temperature Rating

The following table describes changes to the tool code after the original release.

For information on changes being considered for future releases, see below.

Id Release ver. Available in pypi File What Why
1 1.0.1 yes requirements.txt pydantic bumped to 1.6.2 Dependency update
2 1.0.1 yes configs.py added FALLBACK_SCORE = 3.2 as parameter Better than hard coded in program
3 1.0.1 yes interfaces.py ghg_s1s2 and ghg_s3 changed to Optional Avoids program stopping execution if ghg data missing.
4 1.0.1 yes several Formatting to improve legibility -
5 1.0.1 yes *.rst Documentation files updated to reflect that the tool has been moved to a new repo SBTi wanted to have control over the tool and its repo
6 1.0.2 yes README.md Fixed links to tool documentation Changed due to tool moving to new repo
7 1.0.2 yes n/a Change to use poetry for publishing of package to pypi Easier to use
8 1.0.2 yes target_validation.py Bug fix lines 167-172 Parentheses misplaced which could cause erroneous result in very rare cases.
9 1.0.2 yes n/a Added feature to auto generate docs on push to main Easier to use
10 1.0.3 yes target_validation.py Bug fix lines 171 and 173 Additional fix to bug in item 8 above

Updates to tool released on 15 September, 2022

Id Release ver. Available in pypi File What Why
11 1.0.4 yes System Step down to Python 3.7 (see PR #275) Colab doesn't support Python >3.7
12 1.0.4 yes configs.py, temperature_score.py Added parameter to set default temperature floor - defined in configs.py, used in temperature_score.py (NOTE: currently set to 0 (zero) pending method update confirmation TR method does not allow scores below 1.3 (see PR #276)
13 1.0.4 yes temperature_score.py Fix coding error line 349 where dataframes shall use pd.isna() (see PR #283) Coding error
14 1.0.4 yes target_validation.py Typo in code (line 119) checks same value twice. (see PR #282) Coding error
15 1.0.4 yes Multiple Update dependencies for urllib and numpy. (see PR #277, 278, 279) Get rid of security warnings in github
16 1.0.4 yes CTA* Update to latest "companies taking action" file. (see PR #284) Need latest version for portfolio coverage
17 1.0.4 yes target_validation.py Simplified calculation of target.reduction_ambition (no change in logic) (see PR #285) Makes code easier to read
18 1.0.4 yes target_validation.py Change how APIs are called for target manipulation (see PR #285) More proper adherence to method
19 1.0.4 yes temperature_score.py Additional checks of input including end_year, base_year. (see PR #285) Filter out unacceptable data
20 1.0.4 yes target_validation.py Enforce use of combined target. (see PR #285) Avoid S2 target chosen over the adjusted combined target

Updates to tool released on 25 November, 2022

Id Release ver. Available in pypi File What Why
21 1.0.5 yes target_validation.py Change code on line 184 to assign scope correctly to combined S1S2 target (see PR #288) Fault in code
22 1.0.5 yes target_validation.py Added check that target end year is > current year according to method Test was missing

Updates to tool to be released on 24 February, 2023

Id Release ver. Available in pypi File What Why
23 1.0.6 pending configs.py, sbti.py Fetch file "companies taking action" from SBTi during run time. Can use packaged version if internet not available (see PR #292) Ensure always using latest information to get portfolio coverage correct
24 1.0.6 pending configs.py, interfaces.py, sbti.py, utils.py, docs Use LEI as complement to ISIN to check if a company has validated targets. Note that portfolio file must have a LEI column - this has been added to documentation (see PR #292) There are companies in the SBTi file with validated targets that are identified solely with LEI. So calculation of portfolio coverage will be affected by change.