GIG announced a ground-breaking initiative to increase the availability of standardised, climate-related data. GIG’s pioneering Carbon Score methodology will be combined with Bloomberg NEF’s market-leading renewable energy project data to build a tool to assess the carbon impact of over 40,000 wind and solar assets globally.
As developers, asset owners and managers, project finance providers and energy consumers increasingly seek to understand the environmental benefits of projects better, the demand for robust environmental data continues to grow. However, as recognised in the recent Climate Finance Leadership Initiative (CFLI) Financing the Low-Carbon Future report, the integration of climate-related risks and opportunities into investment decisions continues to be challenged by a lack of information.
GIG’s methodology helps to address some of this by generating a simple and intuitive Carbon Score for renewables assets, enabling BNEF clients to quickly, clearly and consistently assess, and compare, the positive carbon impact of individual assets, fund portfolios or PPAs. Through the partnership, GIG’s Carbon Score will be applied to over 60% of the world’s consented wind and solar projects.