Conclusion develops valuable 'CO2 mitigation atlas'

Consortium presents Global Mitigation Potential Atlas at the United Nations COP28 climate conference in Dubai

Conclusion contributes to international climate policy collaboration with the development of the Global Mitigation Potential Atlas. The tool demonstrates that cooperation between countries can lead to more effective and efficient CO2 reduction. Because emissions obviously do not stop at national borders. Conclusion supports the challenge of presenting large amounts of data, policy issues, and opportunities for CO2 reduction in such a way that policymakers, governments and other stakeholders can better collaborate and take action more easily. The ATLAS was demonstrated November 30 by Michiel Schaeffer of Climate Analytics at COP28: the United Nations climate conference in Dubai.

December 6th, 2023   |   News   |   By: Conclusion


Conclusion develops valuable 'CO2 mitigation atlas'

Exchanging knowledge is important for achieving climate goals

Major progress must be made in several areas for all countries in order to achieve the goals set by the Paris Climate Agreement. In recent years, many success stories of impactful climate policies have already been presented that will help achieve these climate goals.  For example, countries are already often collecting a great deal of data on their climate policies, costs and results. Unfortunately, all this data is hardly exchanged with other countries, while exchanging knowledge and collaboration between countries can actually lead to way more effective policies in achieving climate goals. 

About Climate Analytics 

Climate Analytics is a nonprofit organization that provides cutting-edge scientific analysis and support to accelerate climate action for countries to limit global warming to less than 1.5°C. Their work provides countries, communities and people on the frontlines on the climate crisis with more tools to tackle the climate crisis. In a consortium of several research institutes from Singapore (A*STAR and the IESR), Indonesia (IES), and support from both the Singaporean and Dutch governments, they approached Conclusion with the great ambition to develop a platform where all these data and success stories can be shared with other countries. And to enable an open dialogue between countries in order to seek cooperation and together reduce climate change. 

Challenge: presenting a prototype at COP28 

It was no coincidence that Michiel Schaeffer, the lead science advisor at Climate Analytics, managed to find Conclusion. CTO Lucas Jellema of Conclusion and Michiel Schaeffer go way back as study friends at the University of Twente. After the first exploratory discussions, Lucas put together a team of Conclusion companies to realize Climate Analytics' ambition: building a prototype of a web platform that encourages cooperation between countries to reduce CO2 emissions. This prototype should then be presented at COP28, with the aim of finding funding from countries, development banks and philanthropic institutions for the further development of the project.


Xavier Roosendaal, project leader from Conclusion Consulting: "Building such a web platform sounds simple, but there is much more to it than just the technology. We quickly noticed that we could help Climate Analytics to sharpen their focus."   

Specialists from Conclusion Consulting and Bikkelhart (part of 4NG Conclusion) held exploratory talks and produced a first sketch. Rutger de Valk, the PMO from Conclusion Consulting, immediately noted: "having specific? examples made the dialogue between us and Climate Analytics much better."

The UX designers from Bikkelhart (part of 4NG Conclusion) sketched a clear picture of what the final product should look like. This provided direction for further development. Realizing that discussing using specific? examples had real value, intensive weekly, sometimes even daily, conversations were held with Climate Analytics to constantly improve their product.   

Quintin Yu, developer at Arlanet (part of 4NG Conclusion) built a major part of the website. Regarding the process, he says, "Sometimes there were healthy discussions. Sometimes Climate Analytics really wanted a feature, but later decided they wanted something else. In the end, that helps to create the best product."


Five Conclusion companies joined the project: Conclusion Consulting, Bikkelhart (part of 4NG Conclusion), Arlanet (part of 4NG Conclusion), Conclusion Services, and Conclusion Xforce. Rutger de Valk of Conclusion Consulting: "Collaborating with different parties takes a lot of effort, but you immediately realize the power of our unique ecosystem. The combination of specialists resulted in a fantastic prototype, which received great praise at COP28. This project is a fine example of how Conclusion likes to work together as an ecosystem. We hope the ATLAS encourages countries to connect in the same way."


On November 30, the prototype was presented at COP28, and there already appears to be tremendous interest in a follow-up project. Conclusion is proud of it’s achievement with Climate Analytics and looks forward to the further development of the Atlas. 

Want to learn more about this project or participate?

Get in touch with CTO Lucas Jellema.

Lucas Jellema

Lucas Jellema