Open Climate Widget Creations
Create useful widgets of information within the Open Climate portal
The Paris Equity Check project compiled and calculated the assessment of countries ‘fair share’ of emission reduction, considering their NDC. The Multi-Equity Map, for example, shows how ambitious are countries’ climate pledges under the Paris Agreement across five commonly discussed visions of equity. Concretely, a country can be considered ambitious from more perspectives, and potentially more ambitious, when its climate pledge aligns with multiple visions of equity. These assessments are done based on a % of reduction compared to a baseline year (i.e. 100%) such as 2010.
The Open Climate platform seeks to integrate static pledges and historical emission data (immutably stored on a blockchain) with integrated bottom climate actions and integrated accounting, combining emission reporting with mitigation MRV (monitoring, reporting and verification). The ‘Explore’ page in the open climate portal shows all climate actors, from countries down to individuals through subnational and private actors. The Paris Equity Check data and assessment would help provide context, not just on how actors climate progress is done in respect to their pledges, but also to what a ‘fair’ pledges should be.
In addition to the 'equity check' discussed for countries to measure the proportionality of emissions reductions that might be expected, a team could expand this scope to include tasks as follows:
- Take the methodology of the Science Based Targets approach and expand it to other companies and non-state actors.
Sketched example of incorporation of paris equity check content into a widget space