The Climate Impact Rankings will identify those climate solutions with the greatest capacity to reduce GHG emissions that are broadly scalable. The criteria are the capacity for rapid global expansion through licensing and technology transfer.
Solutions that are effective in one region should be applied to regions everywhere rapidly through licensing and technology transfer.
The survey and ranking are intended to recognize the great ideas that should be scaled. A survey of experts and impact investors will begin in November, with preliminary findings presented at the Davos Carbon Summit. January 15, 2024, in Davos, Switzerland.
Organized by the Altru Climate Project, the survey will give global visibility to the ideas that should embraced by governments worldwide. Altru is a New York and Davos-based think tank that concentrates on complex challenges. It launched its Climate Project in 2022 and has since built a network and database of technologies and is currently building a communications platform.
Cross-border transactions and technology transfers are largely undeveloped, as would be expected. The need is to begin matching up climate and energy solutions with the needs that various countries (and geographic markets) have.
"We feel this is an unmet need and are working with our contacts at the United Nations and International firms to foster greater connectivity," said Asya Polat, who is directing the project. The Davos Carbon Summit will bring together many key actors worldwide to share ideas and foster partnerships.
Although the focus is on proven solutions scalable today, the research will also capture potential breakthroughs. Altru will present its findings to the World Bank and the UN. Targeted at Ministers of Energy, Environment, Economy, and Sustainability. Starting with the countries in the G20.
Our view is that solutions exist, but few connecting mechanisms that foster such technology transfer globally.
There is no way countries can meet climate goals other than finding and embracing proven technologies that offer real progress. Governments can make a difference by making it easy for winning ideas to be implemented in their country. Without breakthroughs, governments cannot live up to their climate pledges.