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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

Challenges
1. Lock-in Potential from the solutions: Some solutions may appear as disruptive/transformative in theory, but not necessarily be so in practice (not unique to this specific initiative)
2. Supply and End-of-Pipe Focus: Some solutions may appear as disruptive/transformative in theory, but not necessarily be so in practice (not unique to this specific initiative)
3. Excluding Transformative (System) Solutions: Transformative solutions are of highest priority within the project
5. Resource Intensive Solutions: Similar to lock-in potential and supply focus, it is a challenge to filter out resource intensive solutions without significant analysis. Some solutions may also be resource intensive but provide other positive aspects (e.g. focus on core human needs)

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
1002
16b. Total avoided emissions
13.5
16c. Total number 1.5 °C compatible assessments
1002
17. Organizations behind
Description comments

What the assessment is meant to be used for
2. Support solutions: By providing means to quantify the impact of a specific solution, companies can use the tool to justify a shift to more sustainable practices
4. Increased positive impact: Quantifying avoided emissions helps introduce solutions as well as priortizing those with the highest impact
8. Reporting: Instructions for how to report on the results are included in the framework guidance

Scope of assessment
1. Avoided Emissions:  Main focus

Stakeholder focus
5. Other: No focus on a specific type of stakeholder has been identified

Assessment activities
1. Developing Principles (Offering high-level standards to begin to align stakholders: Stated as primary target
2. Assessment & Internal reporting (Organizing common metrics & methodological guidelines): As the tool is designed for external use, this category is likely how it is/will be used

Time horizon 
4. Other: The time covered by the assessment is specific to each assessment

Methodology 
1. Individual LCA/assessment: Individual assessments of activities and/or solutions within an organization

Approach 
1. Reduce problems from existing sectors: Likely to support incremental changes as well as more disruptive changes within an organization
2. Delivering new solutions to needs: Likely to support incremental changes as well as more disruptive changes within an organization

Process
2. Delta (made to help innovations/companies improve): Identified as main purpose of the assessments

Assessment unit
2. Individual solutions (economic, leagal, etc): The scope of the assessment methodology is described to target 'goods and services and their cumulative baseline emissions'

Solution areas
8. Other/not specific: The framework provides 'fundamental principles and framework' for estimating avoided emissions. As such no specific area or focus is expect (or identified)

Process for verifying data
3. No process/nontransparent: The framework states that verification of avoided emissions through internal channels should be done, but no specific detail on how to do it is not provided

Data provided by 
4. Conducting solution assessments is not a focus: The framework does not directly conduct assessments

1.5 C Pathway Focus 
5. N/A, unknown: No specific solution focus has been identified, the framework is considered ambivalent to the different 1.5C pathways

Scale of operations
5d. Other indicator of scale: Other: No scale of operation identified

Initial categorisation done by Mission Innovation NCI
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