What it is / How it began / Who and why / Key contributors / Contributors and reviewers
Startups use the Cif to calculate the CO2eq. reduction potential of their innovation, and incubators use the Cif to evaluate and select impact startups. Anyone can use it to compare and calculate climate impacts.
The Climate impact forecast training is used by educational and entrepreneurial programs, to teach their participants how to innovate for impact.
It was while working with Climate-KIC that I saw that impact assessment could be, and should be, adapted for startups. Climate Impact Forecasts have been made by over 800 young entrepreneurs and over 40 incubated startups in the past 3 years. This version is included in many of EIT Climate-KIC’s programs in 2019, is offered to Climate-KIC alumni, and is available to everyone who wants to make positive impact!
Eva Keller, Climate-KIC’s climate accounting lead at the time, and creator of the methodology underlying the Cif adaptation forecast.
Johannes Naimer-Stach (C-KIC Austria country manager, formerly program lead climate & energy WWF)
Ebrahim Mohamed (C-KIC director of education)
Rafa Company Peris (Valencia port’s resident carbon footprint expert)
Jeremy Woods (co-founding Director of LCAworks)
Dominik Beisser (impact and climate researcher at TU Munich)
Martina Prox (Senior expert and strategist at IFU institute for environmental IT in Hamburg)