Climate strategists can use the technology to improve carbon literacy and transparency citywide by enabling all stakeholders to understand the city’s action plan, assess where cross-party collaboration is required, and make direct contributions.
The company claims that its platform is the world’s first platform for cities that are “serious about tackling climate change.”
ClimateOS enables cities to build plans that respond dynamically to their local climate journey. The company claims the platform balances the transition to net-zero with a city’s economic needs and provides an interactive tool to ensure the success of the plan’s delivery.
C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group report states that cities account for more than 70 percent of the world’s CO2 emissions. Cities that are chasing carbon neutrality targets and addressing the environmental and economic challenges of rapid urbanisation and population growth have no clear guidance on how to reach net-zero, according to the ClimateView report.
Erik Eklund, energy and climate advisor for the City of Umeå, an early adopter of ClimateView’s technology, said, “In Umeå, we are utilising ClimateView’s technology as our primary climate planning tool to visualise the climate impact together with potential solutions to reduce emissions as well as the climate mitigation work already being conducted in the city.”
ClimateOS is powered by an all-inclusive pool of variables such as a city’s size, its corresponding socio-economic parameters, and physical operations. The platform provides a universal language to communicate and collaborate with other cities, making the exchange of data and collective learning far easier. It facilitates powerful and reliable data assumptions, providing cities with an understanding of which activities cause emissions, how to move these from a high-carbon state to a lower one, and how to measure the transition impact. This process, in turn, enables them to take ownership of the emissions that result from their economic activities, regardless of boundaries, and lays the ground for both actions and shared responsibility across city stakeholders and citizens, according to ClimateView
ClimateView created Transition Elements – universal building blocks that together encapsulate over 95 universal ‘shifts’ that are essential to addressing climate change, such as switching from private to public transport or from gas to clean electric heating in houses. Each Transition Element contains key indicators, calculations, validations, and best practices necessary to achieve specific, meaningful carbon abatement results.