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Carbon Equity is the alternative climate investment platform
Lowering the access to private capital to democratize ownership of the new low carbon economy.
Cleantech investment challenge opportunity
This is the funding gap we need to close by investing globally to reach net zero by 2050.
We will need to innovate every inch of our carbon dependent economy. Carbon equity will focus on building innovative companies and solutions. We select funds based on their emission reduction potential, their technical know-how, as well as their knowledge in scaling and commercializing.
Investments will be made into companies who are changing the way we manufacture our products, generate our electricity, the way we grow our food, drive around and heat & cool our houses.
There won’t be a silver bullet for the challenges we are facing. We need innovation on existing technology as we need new solutions te be commercialized.
31% | manufacturing & materials
How we make things
From the plastic pen in your hand to the cement floor your house is build on, manufactured goods and materials account for nearly a third of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. To bring this sector to net zero, we need to electrify every process possible under the condition that this electricity comes from a power grid that has been decarbonized. The remaining emissions will need to be absorbed and stored or utilized by using direct air capture (DAC), an expensive and still largely unproven technology. Resource efficiency will be the final piece of the puzzle. We will need to rethink our production process and switch to using green materials. Clean energy, Carbon Capture and efficiency will be our biggest contenders in getting this sector to zero.
27% | Energy & Electricity
How we plug in
Even though electricity is responsible for 27% of the problem, it could represent much more than 27% of the solution. By using clean electricity we could start electrifying our industrial processes and shift away from burning fossil fuels for transportation. While the energy sector is assumed to be the quickest to decarbonize, it is facing a two headed challenge; getting to zero carbon emissions and satisfying the doubling demand for electricity in 2050 as other sectors switch to electricity.
We will have to find new ways to generate, store and use low carbon electricity all over the world while scaling up existing technologies like wind and solar, advanced nuclear power, geothermal energy and thermal generation with carbon capture.
19% | Food & Agriculture
How we grow things
This wide sector of “agriculture, forestry and other land use” accounts for 19% of the global emissions worldwide. Different than the other sectors, the main element of emissions in this sector is methane, a greenhouse gas 28 times stronger than carbon dioxide. Raising animals for food is the number one cause of these methane emissions. This is caused by enteric fermentation, the process of fermenting plants inside for example a cows stomach. Besides raising livestock, other big emitters are deforestation, other land use, and the way we use our soil and apply fertilizers to it to grow crops.
We will need to reduce all these emissions while still meeting the global rising demand for food. We will not only need to reduce but also innovate and create alternatives like cultivated or plant based meat and dairy products.
16% | Mobility & transportation
How we get around
Around 50% of the emissions attributed to transportation could reach climate neutrality by electrification. EVs are already in early adoption, but it will take time to set up supply chains to support a switch to 100 percent EV. The other 50%, comprising trucks, cargo ships and airplanes are too big and travel too far to rely on battery power. The solution for this part of the pie needs to be found alternative fuels such as biofuels or electrofuels.
7% | buildings & built environment
How we live
We need to rethink the way we build, from industrial processes to using more sustainable materials. Besides building our homes we should also rethink the way we heat and warm buildings. Most of the technology required to decarbonize the way we heat & cool is already available. however, renovating large portions of existing building stock is a massive undertaking. Besides, the share of dwellings using renewable heating sources would need to increase to 100 percent from just 35% in the EU today. The path to zero will look like the path for passenger cars; electrify what we can, remove natural gas heaters and furnaces, and develop clean fuels to do the rest.
Change doesn't happen overnight
That is why we need an active community of climate investors who enable long term investments into solutions that directly move the needle on climate change.
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