Breaking down the overall goal
A city’s climate transition is in fact many different transitions across all sectors, each one representing a shift from a high carbon to a low carbon state.
Reaching a high-level climate goal requires clear and measurable targets for each such shift. These targets need to add up, and need to be equally bold as the overall climate goal.
Clear and measurable targets
ClimateView’s Transition Targets are designed to help cities and regions in their planning to achieve their emission reduction goals. Generated from open data and local parameters, the targets suggested will add up to the overall goal. This gives all stakeholders a clear view of the changes needed to reach the city’s final climate goal.
Making sure the actions add up
A clear target gives a better understanding of the potential impact of different policies and actions. To make sure that the city is doing enough to reach the overall climate goal, it is essential to also be able to see what is being done to meet individual targets.
Monitoring leads to impact
The true purpose of monitoring is to learn and adapt. ClimateView’s transition targets are leading indicators (in business known as KPIs) that provide actionable insights into a city’s performance toward the final goal. Monitoring individual targets unlocks data that is otherwise difficult to overview and analyse.
A common language for climate action
ClimateView’s structure enables knowledge sharing between cities and a new type of operational learning. Targets and actions are directly comparable and easy to access. The underlying data model is based on the Transition Targets open data initiative.
Simplified climate reporting
ClimateView’s data structure is based on leading standards including the GHG Protocol. This simplifies third-party reporting, such as to the Covenant of Mayors and the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).