Help us empower companies, cities and countries around the world to ratchet up climate action and ambition
TCR is creating a global, cross-sectoral Net-Zero Portal (formerly the Carbon Neutrality Database) to ratchet up global ambition and action on climate change by serving as a “one-stop shop” for information about carbon-neutral pledges and pathways, reports and research, and leaders in the field.
The Net-Zero Portal will:
- Help organizations and jurisdictions around the world collaborate and share information across diverse sectors.
- Provide essential information on carbon neutrality targets and pathways so that organizations and jurisdictions can build capacity and learn about effective strategies.
- Encourage organizations and jurisdictions with existing carbon neutrality pledges to enhance or expand their pathways with more specific actions and goals.
- Empower the public to better understand the myriad of carbon neutrality pledges and pathways by offering specific database search criteria, such as sector, region, and year.
Watch our virtual discussion, Carbon Neutrality Database: Powering Up Pledges & Pathways, from Climate Week NYC 2020 here.
Watch our virtual discussion, The Path to Net Zero and COP26, from London Climate Action Week here.
Expert consultation process
If you are participating in our stakeholder consultation process, you can access the password-protected stakeholder hub here.
TCR is engaging experts in an open and transparent consultation process to develop the database. Incorporating a wide range of perspectives will ensure that the database is relevant, accurate, and helpful across countries and sectors.
Feedback and input from experts will be sought in two phases. We are currently in Phase 1 of the development process. Recruitment for Phase 2, which will involve database development and testing, will take place in Fall 2021.
Phase 1. Establishing a Framework for Database Development
Experts will participate in designing a framework for database development. Working Group members will be asked to review and provide feedback on transparency requirements, disclosure criteria, scaling or rating systems, and the resources provided in the database.
Outcomes: Draft Net Zero Portal Framework and Guidelines document, which defines (1) data types and structures, (2) key functionalities, (3) consensus-based glossary of carbon neutral terminology, and (4) primary users and desired user experience.
Phase 2. Database Development and Testing
Experts will be asked to provide technical feedback on the user experience and beta test the platform.
Outcomes: User acceptance tests, web-based platform for the Net-Zero Portal, and procedures for populating and maintaining the system.
Recruitment for Phase 2 will take place in Fall 2021.
If you have any questions or are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Chelsea Hasenauer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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