Net-Zero Climate Innovation Assessment Initative (NCI)
Net-Zero Climate Innovation Assessment Initiative (NCI)
NCI was launched at the third Mission Innovation Ministerial meeting in 2018 to develop a Framework for Assessing Avoided Emissions to support investors and funders to identify those system solutions and technologies that have significant ability or potential to contribute to reduced greenhouse gas emissions in society, so called, avoided emissions.
Together with leading international partners, ranging from IPCC and UNFCCC to IEA, OECD and ICLEI, NCI has been a global leader in the work with avoided emissions and an expanded climate and innovation agenda.
NCI focuses on further development of an expanded climate and innovation agenda for a future where 11 billion people can live flourishing lives, and a supporting toolbox to help accelerate the shift towards a dynamic solution agenda.
An expanded climate and innovation agenda
The failure over the last decades to deliver the changes needed for a sustainable development path and the increased understanding of the new opportunities that exist, as well as rapidly emerging technologies, business models and values, have resulted in calls for an expanded climate innovation agenda.
Instead of only focusing on how current stakeholders, countries, cities, companies, financial organisations, etc. can reduce their own emissions and focus on current sectors, this initiative moves beyond such a “static problem approach” to include a “dynamic solution approach”. This expanded climate innovation agenda expands the focus in two dimensions:
- From only problems to also solutions
From only focusing on stakeholders as “sources of emissions” where the best they can do is reduce emissions to zero, an expanded climate innovation agenda also focuses on stakeholders as solution providers.
- From only current sectors to also human needs
Instead of only focusing on strategies, reporting, data, initiatives, etc. in current sectors and structures, where the existing system is taken for granted, an expanded climate innovation focuses on how human needs can be met in a sustainable way. With a human need perspective new clusters become important, and instead of only technical solutions, enablers that shape the way we think, facilitate matchmaking and allow stakeholders to rethink their roles, etc. become important (from media companies and the cultural sector, to digital consultants, PR firms, law firms and conference organisers).
Mission Innovation is a global initiative to catalyse action and investment in research, development and demonstration to make clean energy affordable, attractive and accessible to all this decade. This will accelerate progress towards the Paris Agreement goals and pathways to net zero.
Mission Innovation 2.0, launched on 2 June 2021, is catalysing a decade of action and investment in research, development and demonstration to make clean energy affordable, attractive and accessible for all.
This will accelerate progress towards the Paris Agreement goals and pathways to net zero.