Climatiq provides data infrastructure for organisations to create climate-positive applications
Spotted: Berlin-based tech startup Climatiq has recently announced the raising €1.7 million in pre-seed financing to help businesses reduce their carbon emissions to zero. Founded this year, Climatiq provides data infrastructure for organisations to create a wide range of climate-positive applications. Climatiq has described its purpose as building “a global, open climate impact dataset, activated through APIs that integrate with existing software for automatic, real-time emissions calculation, monitoring, and reporting.”
Climatiq’s open database provides several thousand emission factors that are all verified and tailored to many types of carbon-emitting activities. They also provide energy data for 150 countries as well as data for transport, travel, cloud computing, amongst others. Alternatively users can import their own to accurately calculate the carbon emissions of any activity.
After this, users will be able to power their solutions and software with automated CO2 calculations to make more informed choices.
“We’re thrilled to work with investors who share our vision of empowering everyone to combat the climate crisis. We have less than 10 years to alter course on this global challenge, so there is no time to lose. Global heating knows no borders so battling the climate crisis requires everyone to unite and collaborate”, said Hessam Lavi, Climatiq’s co-founder and CEO.
The open-access aspect makes sure that researchers, organisations and NGOs can also collaborate as well as improve their transparency and accuracy.
Written By: Katrina Lane