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“We enable cities to understand and monitor their emissions, choose the best path to net zero and collaborate at scale to implement a comprehensive transition plan.” Tomer Shalit, Founder and CEO of the Swedish Company, ClimateView, named by Fast Company as one the most innovative companies of 2021.
What Tomer is describing is ClimateOs - an extraordinary technology that his company has created and rolled out in less than 3 years. It is the world’s first platform to support climate decision-making across the entire economic matrix of cities. In short: a technology that operates as a climate action tracker for local governments. Where cities once took up to 12 months to understand and focus on energy usage and emission targets, they now take days, if not hours.
Why is this important? Currently, more than half of the global population is urban - rising to two thirds by 2050. Cities consume 78% of the world’s primary energy and generate more than 70% of global carbon emissions, according to the World Economic Forum. There is little doubt that cities are the frontline in creating and tackling climate change; representing both the biggest challenge as well as the greatest opportunity to keep warming well below 2°C.
"That’s why 170 cities are now using it, 51 of them in Germany“, says Michael Bergöö, the company's Community Director for German speaking Europe.
Sweden has decided to roll it out for the entire country. Hopefully, ClimateView can persuade Germany to follow Sweden’s example.