Innovation in carbon markets means connecting new solutions with markets. To do this we consider the physical, technical and regulatory environments in which a carbon related project operates. By listening to the actors scope of needs and desire for mitigation we suggest and implement a range of solutions. These can range from creation of new carbon methodologies, applying for credits, new project creation to technical or other commercial solutions. Our scope and experience means that solutions cover multiple technologies, geography and markets globally.
New carbon credit products
Occasionally a project or approach to climate solutions is innovative and requires development of a new methodology or standard application. When this occurs we help select partners and players to get the maximum benefit for all parties involved.
New marketplace technology
Making things better can sometimes be done by implementing existing solutions and partners. Other times entirely new technologies or applications need to be created. This is one of the areas where CFL can have significant impact. By combining a knowledge of new information technology, regulation and marketplaces we may be able to craft solutions creating entirely new high value products and services for multiple parties.
Our research focuses on the intersection of Climate, economics and technology.
Climate the defines the problem and scale of the opportunity we collectively face. Technology is the ever evolving and improving set of physical and information based tools we have to solve the problem. Economics and finance determine who will apply the technology and at what scale and timeline. We study these thing not in isolation but as a systemic process. Technology’s ever increasing efficiency means strategic insights and monitoring of the path from basic research to applied research and commercialization at scale is an ever moving feast. Economics is the intersection of regulations, financial tools and forces that determine when, if, how and who will apply technology at scales to solve climate problem we face.
Our world’s current infrastructure still relies on energy dense fossil fuels. Some applications like aircraft and shipping are difficult to replace.
The fossil fuel transition will take time. If we can’t physically decarbonize these fuels we can at least offset their emissions impact by reducing or even negating their CI [carbon intensity]. This can be done by lower carbon processes used in the production, transport and handling of fuels. In addition carbon mitigation approaches ranging from nature based solutions to direct air capture of carbon can be used to minimize or even negate and neutralize the CI [carbon intensity] of existing fossil fuels.