Global Net Zero Innovation Map: Achieve Climate Change Goals

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Net Zero innovation is a key pillar of the international response to climate change. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change clearly states the development, transfer, and uptake of technology is essential if the world is to meet vital climate change goals.

However, achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050 is no easy task. Plus, compliance requirements continually increase. As a result, countries and organizations need ways to access innovative technologies quickly and easily. Otherwise, they may face steep fines, reputational and climate change damage, and even a loss of market share.

Technology and Taxonomy

A partnership between the UN, Denmark, and Korea led to the creation of the Taxonomy of Climate Change Technology. It is in support of the UNFCC framework mentioned above which has been embraced worldwide.

The purpose of the taxonomy is “categorizing the types of climate technologies by similarities and characteristics to increase the accessibility to matching and funding”.

Nonetheless, a brief perusal of this taxonomy illustrates how complex and challenging climate change adaption and mitigation is for nations and business. It affects many sectors and the scope is enormous. To reach climate change goals business and nations may need to mitigate CO2 emissions, adapt to our rapidly changing climate, and converge old and new approaches.

However, no two regions or businesses face precisely the same issues. Certainly, this taxonomy provides an essential first step as it classifies climate change technology by field and technological scope. This makes it simpler for companies and nations to narrow down where they need to focus, but not how to find solutions.

Connecting Taxonomy to Innovators

The Climate Change Taxonomy laid the groundwork for a common language, making it simpler to identify needed technologies. However, there’s still a gap between what business and government needs and appropriate Net Zero innovation.

Plus, pressure is building as climate targets have been set and countries and business already know they must reduce and monitor emissions quickly. Yet, the question is, “How?” This is a complex, time-consuming task which is often open to errors. Fortunately, EarlyBirds global Net Zero Innovation Map can definitely help.

This world-leading innovation map is powered by an open innovation ecosystem platform. It can help organizations discover the right technologies to simplify the innovation process, and provide greater efficiency, transparency, and effectiveness. Consequently, it is possible to address climate change targets and compliance requirements more readily.

EarlyBirds Net Zero Innovation Map

EarlyBirds Net Zero Innovation Map is especially helpful since it was adapted from the Taxonomy of Climate Change Technology. Consequently, topics are broken down into related themes and sub-themes which align with this taxonomy.

Currently, the Net Zero Innovation Map tracks 12339 organisations that offer appropriate technologies as well as relevant technology innovators associated with Net Zero themes (Categories) or sub-themes (Technology Scope). The interactive dashboard can also be filtered by business, financial maturity, location, and keywords.

This unique Net Zero Innovation Map is dynamically populated with relevant technologies drawn from over 4 million global startups, scaleups, and mature innovators required for climate change adaption and mitigation. EarlyBirds also offers unique programs for ad hoc or supplementary needs, as well as ongoing transformational support.

These resources can help your organisation create a roadmap to the best possible solutions, without wasting valuable resources. Let us help you create an actionable Net Zero plan, quickly and efficiently.

EarlyBirds Innovation Ecosystem

The EarlyBirds Innovation Ecosystem is a Business-to-Business portal connecting Innovators, Early Adopters, and Subject Matter Experts. Early Adopters are leaders or influencers in an organisation eager to identify new and disruptive technologies. They want to seize opportunities, solve business challenges, or create new products and services.

The Ecosystem has a data pool of over 4 million global innovations that may already address your carbon emission challenges. Alternatively, organisations can list their challenges and request Net Zero solutions from innovators.

EarlyBirds Explorer Program

The Explorer Program is tailored towards those who need innovation as a service to supplement existing innovation programs, or to conduct innovation projects when required.

EarlyBirds Challenger Program

The Challenger Program focuses on a single organisational or technical challenge. It looks for the most relevant innovators that meet your organisational, technical, and risk requirements.

The program is run by an EarlyBirds Subject Matter Expert who collects organisational requirements. The SME then searches the data pool to identify and curate options for further evaluation. The most suitable option is chosen and the SME drafts a roadmap of next steps, POC, trial, or implementation.


EarlyBirds can provide direction and expertise if your organisation needs to achieve Net Zero and regulatory compliance. We can find innovative solutions and connect your organisation to appropriate disruptive technology to improve efficiency, transparency, and effectiveness.

We help organisations find direction and accelerate their innovation, both within their silo and through external collaboration. Our expertise in Net Zero and cutting-edge carbon emission strategies extends to the Public Sector, Sovereign Entities, Retail, the Food Industry, Operations & Maintenance, Manufacturing, Finance & Insurance, Energy, Education, Cybersecurity, and more.

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