Mapping Climate Innovations

22 August 2023 by Cambia Staff in News

Mapping Climate Innovations

60+ Climate Action Landscapes in Energy, Transportation, Natural Resources, Food & Agriculture, Industry & Manufacturing now live.

The hottest days in recorded history, one after the other. Floods, drought, bushfires. How many damned Horsemen does this Apocalypse need?

The planet is not in danger, but we are. And of course, the entire ecosystem that supports us. There have been mass extinctions before, but the planet still spins and life somehow evolves. But this is on us. And the resulting anguish, our legacy.

It’s time to move at a pace and scope that’s unprecedented in human history. It’s time for all of our institutions to work together to create solutions. Solving problems isn't about science alone; only when deeply and reciprocally linked to the entire innovation 'ecosystem' do we see outcomes.

Climate Action Landscapes are evidence-based, automatically updated, open reports on over fifty key challenges for innovation that would help lessen the climate crises.

These are built with our prototype Report Builder joining the relevant scientific knowledge with global enterprise knowledge from patents, with business, legal and funding data, for insights into global capabilities for each challenge. With customisable analysis and visualisations, they make it much easier to see the scope of opportunities and state of the art.

Want to see what researcher and which institutions are doubling down on sodium batteries? Ok. Then with a click know what companies are inventing and patenting, informed by that work? Ok. Then which institutions are funding ongoing research on that work? Ok.

Institutions only act when their persistence and prosperity are on the line, and often only in the short to medium term. To act for the massive challenges of the commons, we have to make it easier to see their options.

That’s where we can help, but only if you make that possible.

Over a million scholars, researchers, lawyers, business-wo/men, policy experts and funders who use the Lens now can play a major role by encouraging your institution do better. So support the Lens by licensing, and discover the unique advantages of using open data, no surveillance or ads, transparency, extremely low cost tools and to become aware of opportunities to participate in real-world solutions. lens.org/lens/institutions. For all of our sakes.

Over the next years the functionality - which must be built on open re-useable data and knowledge -will be expanded to include landscapes of practice change (e.g. decreased energy usage / increased efficiency), critical ecosystem components (e.g. oceans health, including ocean bottom,) products and processes to decrease further degradation of the environment, pollution and waste, and the huge array of needed adaptations to the changes that are already underway (e.g. forecasting extreme events, bushfire control.)

These landscapes must become shareable, expertly curated and professionally competent analyses. This will happen as we evolve The Lens’ new platform now under development. Join us and make it happen.

Where's it going?

Imagine something way beyond a Wikipedia, but:

  • Where every statement, analysis or discussion is persistently linked to the published works, peer-reviewed scholarship, patents, policies etc that inform them.
  • With expert, verified, attributed contributors whose expertise can be evaluated.
  • Where the work can be reused and built upon by others.
  • Where the work can be licensed and forked for commercial and confidential use.
  • With deep open-data driven analytics and lenses, and beautiful customizable visualizations.
  • Where experts can evaluate, comment and edit each others’ contributions in a readily navigated, versioned interface, with ratings to surface most readily the most authoritative.
  • Where not just scientists and scholars, but also lawyers, intellectual property experts, policy makers, investors, business professionals, regulatory and standards experts contribute to render each domain of problem-solving more transparent.

The partnerships informed by these maps can help explore, build, test and produce interventions for serious, sustained impact.

Visit The Climate Innovation Landscapes