COP27 Global Innovation Hub Session 3: Assessing avoided emissions and 1.5C Global Sustainability Compatibility – Launch of the web guide for assessment and support of solution providers
Mission Innovation’s NCI and the UNFCCC co-hosted the session that included the launch of the Guide to Assess and Support Solution Providers, a web guide which focuses on highlighting strengths, weaknesses, and differences between various types of assessment and reporting tools designed to improve the understanding of a specific solution or other activities.
Massamba Thioye, Project Executive, UNFCCC Global Innovation Hub; Dennis Pamlin, Executive Director, Mission Innovation's Net-Zero Compatibility Initiative and Senior Advisor, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden; Jakob Dahlqvist, Sustainability Assessor, Mission Innovation's Net-Zero Compatibility Initiative / RISE; Sarah Kearney, Executive Director, Prime Coalition; Bram van der Grinten, Founder, Impact Forecast; Antoine Crépel, Consultant, Carbone4; Tomoki Ooka, Deputy Director, Global Environmental Affairs Office, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau, METI, Japan; Alexander Nick, Climate Action Director, WBCSD; Gabriela Herculano, Co-Founder & CEO, iClima; Marco Duso, Partner, BCG Green Ventures; Luis Neves, CEO, GeSI / Digital with Purpose
Tomoki Ooka, representatives of METI announced that Japan will push for the use of avoided emissions as a metric and companies as solution providers at G7, which will take place in Japan in April 2023. Additionally, WBCSD released some initial details related to their launch of avoided emissions guidance, which will be launched in Q1 of 2023.
The panel discussed multiple ways of using such a Guide to Assess and Support Solution Providers and presented interesting assessment methodologies of their own that are included in and are essential for the relevance of the guide, such as Impact Forecast’s methodology for assessing and improving positive impact, and Carbon4’s Net-Zero approach for reporting to add avoided emissions to other stakeholders’ approach and thinking.