Introducing LaunchPad ๐Ÿš€

FPC News 4 min read , November 19, 2020
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LaunchPad: European emissions data, best available, local level

Here at Futureproofed, weโ€™re on a mission to help city teams realize their climate plan and reduction targets. We understand that itโ€™s not an easy journey with multiple moving parts and barriers standing in your way of positive city transformation.

To ensure a safe and prosperous future, we need to halve COโ‚‚ emissions every decade between now and 2050. With 70% of the worldโ€™s COโ‚‚ emissions, cities are real leverage points to drive this transition. Yet many city teams still struggle to 1) establish a COโ‚‚ baseline, 2) build a realistic climate plan focused on big financial and carbon pay-offs, and 3) collaborate with their team, peers, politicians, investors, and citizens to execute on this plan.

From our experience working with dozens of cities for nearly a decade, we believe that โ€˜doing the work', is and should be the real challenge. We believe that we need to stop spending so much time collecting data and reporting and focus on how to scale up successful climate action. Our solution, emissions data for all of Europe, starting at the local level, and available to everyone.

โ˜€๏ธ Introducing LaunchPad, an open-access tool helping city teams quickly source local, reliable, and recent data for a climate action plan.

๐ŸŽ‰ LaunchPad: European emissions data, best available, local level

From our users, we heard that one of the biggest obstacles standing in your way of progress is getting access to local and recent climate data to support your decisions. A clear baseline to reflect on reduction targets.

LaunchPad automatically provides the best available emission inventory data for all European municipalities. Itโ€™s public to everyone, providing weighted emission inventories for 94,537 different areas in Europe.

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Review the best available emission inventory data for all municipalities in Europe.

Data is gathered at the European, national, provincial, and municipal levels. LaunchPad prioritizes the most local level available. If municipal-level data is not available, it will fall back to provincial or national averages scaled down to the size of the municipality. It helps teams easily analyze their previous policies and provides a clear baseline to reflect on their future reduction targets. By having this overview, cities can better understand their biggest obstacles and their best approach that will bring them the largest gain.

LaunchPad by Futureproofed

LaunchPad is a powerful addition to your planning. Use this data not only to track the past but also help build robust, profitable, and actionable climate plans. Here is what our CEO, Serge de Gheldere, has to say about LaunchPad.

"Once cities know what their baseline is and where to focus on, they can collaborate to build a realistic climate plan focused on big financial and carbon pay-offs, and collaborate with their team, peers, politicians, investors and citizens to execute on this plan. We want to scale climate action by fast-forwarding to the execution part, for all cities, large and small, leading and lagging, and not only the usual suspects like Copenhagen, Stockholm or Heidelberg."

Ready to jump in? Weโ€™ve designed LaunchPad specifically to help you start your climate planning. Just type your municipality in the platform's search bar, or use the map to navigate to your destination to start for free. Once searched, you will have an overview of your cityโ€™s historical emissions divided into the economical sectors recognized by the Covenant of Mayors. Also, review your emission data per sector to help you visualize changes in every sector with our interactive graph. โ˜€๏ธ Meet LaunchPad.

๐Ÿ’ช Next step, getting a plan together and collaborating to get it done

Establishing a COโ‚‚ baseline is only the beginning. LaunchPad is the free tier tool to our two-tier digital platform. The real transformation begins when using the COโ‚‚ baseline to build a realistic climate plan focused on the big financial and carbon pay-offs while enabling collaboration with team, peers, politicians, investors, and citizens to execute on the plan.

Itโ€™s possible with FutureproofedCities, a digital platform that helps you collaborate with your team, peers, and citizens to develop, monitor, and implement a cityโ€™s climate plan. FutureproofedCities is our premium tier containing an evolving database with more than a hundred solutions for carbon mitigation and adaptation, calibrated to different areas in Europe.

We currently have 136 cities running on it, driving 2,675 climate mitigation and adaptation measures and 3,046 actions representing 2.68 Bโ‚ฌ aggregated investment and resulting in 0,994 Mton COโ‚‚e and 357 Mโ‚ฌ saved annually. One of many, hereโ€™s the story of Saint-Gilles.

When user Saint-Gilles first started working with FutureproofedCities, they didn't have a climate plan, so our digital platform helped St. Gilles to develop theirs from scratch. Data provided by FutureproofedCities supported the officials of St. Gilles in getting a quick estimate on the carbon and financial emissions of local policies, saving them a lot of time and money.

Now, theyโ€™re using our digital platform to successfully move forward on their climate actions.

Weโ€™ve got you covered, emissions data for all of Europe, best available, and starting at the local level. LaunchPad is the high-quality data you need to get started. And itโ€™s open for all to use. Now, letโ€™s rather focus on building the plan and collaborating to take action in our cities.


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