Open Earth Monitor — Global Workshop 2023

Using spatial data to build a nested climate accounting network
2023-10-06, 14:30–15:15, EURAC Seminar room 2 & 3

The OpenClimate Network is an open source nested accounting platform allows users to navigate emissions inventories and climate pledges of different actors at every level, aggregating data from various public sources for countries, regions, cities and companies. Through this aggregation, it enables the comparison of how different data sources report emissions of certain actors, by harmonizing the way data is reported and identifying the different methodologies used.

Additionally, by nesting actors into their respective jurisdictions it facilitates the comparison between the pledges these actors have committed to, and to see if they are aligned towards the same climate targets, and how these compare to the goals of the Paris Agreement.

By aggregating data and exploring it in this nested manner, it also allows for the effective identification of data gaps for these actors, suggesting where efforts are needed to identify existing data sources or help produce new inventories. When data gaps are identified, the platform also prompts users to contribute data based on the open and standardized data model used to aggregate emissions and pledges data.

Spatial data can be a key component in tackling double counting, building subnational emissions inventories and accounting for corporate emissions.

We will invite collaborators to suggest OpenClimate platform, the data schema and data aggregation work done, and our roadmap and opportunities of collaboration for the open source and open data community.

You can access the platform here:
Our GitHub:
And Data Schema:

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