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1.5 °C Compatibility Assessment of tools/initiatives
Opportunities
1.Help establish a dynamic solution perspective
No identified
opportunity, N/A
Potential
opportunity (Value 1)
Some
opportunity (Value 2)
Significant
opportunity (Value 4)
2. Quick and Easy Assessment
No identified
opportunity, N/A
Potential
opportunity (Value 1)
Some
opportunity (Value 2)
Significant
opportunity (Value 4)
3. Identifying acceleration potential for solutions
4. 1.5 °C Compatible
5. Need focus for 11 Billion with equity encouragement (Global south agenda)
6. Solutions have Synergies with other sustainability goals
7. +1000 and/or >10 Gigatonnes of potential solutions
8. Aligned with Mission Innovations Net-Zero Innovation Compatibility Initative
9. Focus on clustering of solutions (across existing sectors)
Challenges
1. Lock-in Potential from the solutions
No identified
challenge, N/A
Significant
challenge (Value -4)
Some
challenge (Value -2)
Potential
challenge (Value -1)
2. Supply and End-of-Pipe Focus
No identified
challenge, N/A
Significant
challenge (Value -4)
Some
challenge (Value -2)
Potential
challenge (Value -1)
3. Excluding Transformative (System) Solutions
4. Only including technology innovations
5. Resource Intensive Solutions
6. Only Focus on Problems rather than Human Needs
7.Excluding other sustainability aspects (biodiversity and poverty)
8. No filter to support sustainable solutions for an equitable world with 11 billion
9. Limiting focus to existing/traditional sectors
10. Lack of implementation in global south/no focus on 11 Billion with equity encouragement
11. No focus on clustering of solutions
1.5 °C Compability Assessment comments

Opportunities
1. Help establish a dynamic solution perspective: The understanding of the assessor is that the intent of the framework is to promote investments of sustainable technologies. However, there is a strong focus on technologies (highlighted through e.g case studies), with little to no focus on other climate solutions such as lifestyle changes
3. Identifying acceleration potential for solutions: Understanding, communicating and promoting the potential economic benefits of solutions that may have a relatively long ROI is likely beneficial for a long term shift of focus to sustainable investments
8. Aligned with Mission Innovations Net-Zero Innovation Compatibility Initiative: Understanding, communicating and promoting the potential economic benefits of solutions that may have a relatively long ROI is likely beneficial for a long term shift of focus to sustainable investments

Challenges
1. Lock-in Potential from the solutions: The framework is likely to be relevant for many types of solutions, included such with a high risk of lock-in
3. Excluding Transformative (System) Solutions: No active exclusion but also no specific focus identified
4. Only including technology innovations: Technological solutions is the primary subject of this framework
5. Resource Intensive Solutions: Both the general applicability as well as case study examples provided (specifically sustainable aviation fuel) likely means that it can be utilized to sustain a resource intensive agenda
6. Only Focus on Problems rather than Human Needs: Much of the text seem to be focus on reducing emissions, but it also contains aspects related to promoting sustainable technologies as well as calculating the potential for emerging technologies (i.e. through use of the Avoided Emissions Framework)
7. Excluding other sustainability aspects (biodiversity and poverty): No focus or exclusion identified
9. No filter to support sustainable solutions for an equitable world with 11 billion: As is the issue with other frameworks as well, it actively does not focus on solutions that are more likely to be sustainable
10. Limiting focus to existing/traditional sectors: The examples provided are all within existing sectors (green hydrogen is considered to be within traditional energy supply value chains)
11. Lack of implementation in global south/no focus on 11 Billion with equity encouragement:
No focus nor active exclusion

Description
1. What the assessment is meant to be used for
1. Identifying solutions
2. Support solutions
3. Strategic decisions
4. Increased positive impact
5. Investor information
6. Market/user information
7. PR/Branding/Offsetting
8. Reporting
9. Other
2. Scope of assessment
1. Avoided Emissions
2. 1.5C Compatibility
3. SDG compatibility
4. Sustainability for 11 Billion Citizens
5. Other compatibility (existential risks, etc)
6. Preselected categories of solutions
7. Conducting solution assessments is not a focus
8. Other
3. Stakeholder focus
1. Large companies
2. SMEs/Start-ups
3. Investors
4. Policy makers
5. Other
4. Assessment activities
1. Developing Principles (Offering high-level standards to begin to align stakholders)
2. Assessment & Internal reporting (Organizing common metrics & methodological guidelines)
3. Defining Targets (Defining strategies around specific impact goals, such as net-zero and 1.5C LED compatability)
4. Collecting and disclosing data (Advocating for and/or facilitating data transparency)
5. Standardizing evalualtion (Independent 3rd party evaluation based on publicly available data)
5. Time horizon
1. now
2. 2030
3. 2050
4. Other
6. Methodology
1. Individual LCA/assessment
2. Case studies
3. Macro assessment (solution belonging to specific area)
4. Conducting solution assessments is not a focus
5. Other
7. Approach
1. Reduce problems from existing sectors
2. Delivering new solutions to needs
3 .Could not determine
4. Conducting solution assessments is not a focus
5. N/A
1. Reduce problems from existing sectors
2. Delivering new solutions to needs
3 .Could not determine
4. Conducting solution assessments is not a focus
5. N/A
8. State of development
1. Early Beta
2. Working beta/Draft
3. Working (but limited users)
4. Fully working/Published
9. Process
1. Static (just an assessment)
2. Delta (made to help innovations/companies improve)
3. Dynamic (Explore new revenue streams and clusters)
4. Conducting solution assessments is not a focus
5. Other
1. Static (just an assessment)
2. Delta (made to help innovations/companies improve)
3. Dynamic (Explore new revenue streams and clusters)
4. Conducting solution assessments is not a focus
5. Other
10. Assessment unit
1. Individual technologies
2. Individual solutions (economic, leagal, etc)
3. Individual companies/start-ups
4. Clusters of companies/enablers
5. Companies
6. Cities
7. Countries
8. Conducting solution assessments is not a focus
9. Other
11. Solution categories
1. All possible solutions
2. Predetermined areas
3. Minimum level of avoided emission
4. Conducting solution assessments is not a focus
5. Other
12. Solution areas
1. Technical
2. Business models
3. Financial
4. Legal
5. PR/Communication
6. Policy/Governance
7. Conducting solution assessments is not a focus
8. Other/not specific
13. Process for verifying data
1. Third party
2. Open data
3. No process/nontransparent
4. Other
5. Conducting solution assessments is not a focus
6. Not clear/no info provided
14. Data provided by
1. Start-up/company
2. Own data base
3. Other
4. Conducting solution assessments is not a focus
5. Not clear/no info provided
1. Start-up/company
2. Own data base
3. Other
4. Conducting solution assessments is not a focus
5. Not clear/no info provided
15. 1.5 °C pathway focus
1. P1
1. P2
1. P3
1. P4
5. N/A, unknown
Scale of operations
1. Number of impact assessments
2. Total avoided emissions
3. Total number 1.5C compatible assessments
4. Number of users
5a. Other indicator of scale: Total revenue of supported organizations/companies
5 b. Other indicator of scale: Number of countries/ cities/ other worked with
5c. Other indicator of scale: Total amount of assets represented
5d. Other indicator of scale: Other
16a. Number of impact assessments
16b. Total avoided emissions
16c. Total number 1.5 °C compatible assessments
17. Organizations behind

See page 70 for authors and supporters of the framework report

Description comments

What the assessment is meant to be used for
2. Support solutions: The framework is understood to focus on increasing the interest and understanding for investments in emerging climate technologies (defined as technologies with a TRL between 5-10)
7. PR/Branding/Offsetting: The document provides supporting principles related to transparent and accurate reporting of technologies and investments related to such

Scope of assessment
7. Conducting solution assessments is not a focus: First and foremost a framework focused on investments in technologies

Stakeholder focus
3. Investors: The framework is mainly targeted at investors that have an interest in understanding and communicating their investsment of technologies

Assessment activities
1. Developing Principles (Offering high-level standards to begin to align stakholders: The framework offers general guidance for impact investment and managing investmest related to emerging technologies (e.g page 11)
2. Assessment & Internal reporting (Organizing common metrics & methodological guidelines): Provides formulas, equations and examples on how to calculate equity parameters, ROI-related data and emissions related to investments (e.g. Annex 5 - Attribution methodology)
3. Defining Targets (Defining strategies around specific impact goals, such as net-zero and 1.5C LED compatability):
4. Collecting and disclosing data (Advocating for and/or facilitating data transparency):
5. Standardizing evalualtion (Independent 3rd party evaluation based on publicly available data):

Time horizon 
1. now: As the framework is generally describing investment-related principles and methodologies, no focus on a specific timeframe has been identified

Methodology 
4. Conducting solution assessments is not a focus: Although the framework includes case studies, it is not understood to be an overall focus of the framework

1.5 C Pathway Focus 
5. N/A, unknown: As with other frameworks that describe relatively general principles, it can likely be applied to various types of technologies (and even other solutions such as lifestyle or core human need-focused solutions)

Scale of operations
5d. Other indicator of scale: Other: As with other frameworks that describe relatively general principles, it can likely be applied to various types of technologies (and even other solutions such as lifestyle or core human need-focused solutions)

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