Nationally Determined Contributions

As an impact-minded organization, we closely align our commitment to corporate social responsibility with the seventeen (17) Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

Our measurement instrumentation is squarely focused on addressing Sustainable Development Goal 13 related to “Climate Action” and corresponding “Nationally Determined Contributions, national adaptation plans, strategies as reported in adaptation communications, and national communications.”

Countries submitted their intended Nationally Defined Contributions (NDCs) before the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21).  When the Paris Agreement entered into force in 2016, it signified that NDCs are the first greenhouse gas targets under the United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change (UNFCCC) that apply equally to developed and developing countries.

At present, at least 185 countries plus the European Union have communicated at least their initial NDCs to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Secretariat.

The United Nations and other organizations have concluded the global community is “way off track in meeting (global warming reduction obligations) at the current level of Nationally Determined Contributions.

The lack of sufficient progress has provided us with an opportunity to assist countries in identifying opportunities to reduce their carbon emissions footprints further, and then quantitatively and scientifically measure their progress and achievements through patented mass spectrometry instrumentation.

We provide countries with the opportunity to objectively quantify greenhouse gas mitigation progress within their national borders, incontrovertible measurement techniques that yield scientific and mathematical precision.

This scientific precision provides the absolute certainty required by governments to formulate policies for approved carbon emissions mitigation activities, such as operating vehicles with reduced carbon footprints.

As governments provide policy and regulatory clarity to organizations that seek to attain Net Zero through the compliance markets or voluntary carbon markets, our scientific approach provides those organizations with incentives to adapt their behavior and quantify their carbon emissions footprints, especially if those incentives involve the opportunity to generate and sell a carbon credit.

This can lead to the development of domestic carbon offset trading schemes, and governments can participate in and benefit from the intermediation process where buyers and sellers transact carbon credit business.

One critical reason why governments need to proactively address their carbon emissions reduction obligations under their Nationally Determined Contribution obligations involves the unfortunate reality that carbon emissions and environmental pollution do not end at national borders, meaning most countries are forced to mitigate carbon emissions that are originating elsewhere. 

This “beggar thy neighbor” circumstance results in additional environmental burdens and costs, but also presents an opportunity to operationalize and incentivize carbon reduction schemes.

Another positive benefit for countries is the advancement of the green finance industry within their national borders, enabling stakeholder capitalism and domestic investment opportunities related to activities that have a positive and material impact on countries’ environments. 

Different types of national assets and commercial industries with carbon footprints that we can address include trucking and logistics fleets, forestry, agriculture, and even fixed assets such as real estate and factories.