Spotlight - Climate-KIC

Using carbon footprint and global carbon impact as a strategic and commercial tool for businesses

Paris, France I November 29-30, 2017

More and more start-ups and businesses are dedicated to environmental issues and offer solutions to contribute to climate change mitigation.

However, even if they have the intuition that their solutions and services are contributing to the energy transition or GHG emission mitigation, they often don’t know how to rigorously estimate the carbon footprint of their activity and how to compare it with a reference scenario in order to prove their climate benefits.

Additionally, in the post-COP21 context, top economic players increasingly adopt carbon metrics such as avoided emissions (also called “global carbon impact”). The use of such indicators is encouraged by carbon mandatory regulations and investors to support businesses contributing to the energy transition and climate change mitigation

Therefore, not only carbon metrics are a tool to lower the carbon footprint of businesses but also a commercial argument for innovative start-ups in order to thrive in a competitive environment.

Objectives of this intensive two-day course:
- Strengthen your knowledge on post-COP21 developments regarding climate reporting regulations in Europe and the involvement of new top players (finance sector);
- Understand the carbon footprint methodology principles, assess induced and potential avoided emissions related to sold products and services;
- Understand how to promote the carbon benefits of sold products and services to gain new clients and financial partners

Spotlight Agenda

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