About the guide

With an expanded climate innovation agenda, the need to support and assess innovations and solution providers (rather than only focus on stakeholders as sources as emissions) is rapidly increasing.

There are many different reasons why different stakeholders want to assess innovations and solutions providers. The image below is a matrix for drivers for 1.5 °C compatibility and avoided emissions assessments that was developed by Mission Innovation’s Net-Zero Compatible Innovations initiative. The matrix is only an example, as it is based on the assumption that the initial driver for the assessments is to goal to accelerate the positive impact and a focus on globally sustainable solutions that support a just transition to a sustainable future where eleven billion citizens can live flourishing lives from companies. There are however many other situations and in many cases the reason for assessments is not even very clear beyond the interest in an expanded climate innovation agenda where focus is on companies, cities and countries as solution providers.

As the world is rapidly changing the drivers and opportunities will change. In order to meet different and changing demands this platform is user driven. It is meant as a matchmaking platform where users of assessments can communicate their needs to those developing tools and initiatives.

Currently the categorisation is based on self-categorisation by the providers of the tools/initiatives, but future iterations might add user assessment and expert assessments if there is an interest for such features.

To provide input and feedback, including suggestions for additional features, please see the page “user driven development”.

User Driven Development

This platform is part of the work to support an expanded climate innovation agenda (see image below) that organisations like Mission Innovation, UNFCCC, ICLEI, Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy, OECD, IEA, and many others are exploring in different ways.

To assess solutions and their impact in society is of particular importance when totally new opportunities exists and rapid change is needed, two criteria that pretty much define the climate challenge.

What kind of assessments that are needed and how they will be used is however not as clear. Under “about the guide” some uses are listed, but many other exist.

This guide is user driven so any feedback and suggestions for improvements are most welcome.

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