Getting the Data Right

Project Details


Getting the Data Right is part of the 70by30 project, funded by KR Foundation. The project is designed to support the realisation of the 70 pct. reduction target by 2030 and aims to enable informed decision making on climate change mitigation at all levels of the Danish society. It aims to do so on a national scale for global inspiration and replication.

The project is implemented in a partnership with the green think tank CONCITO, the social enterprise DeltagerDanmark, Aalborg University, and the European Climate Foundation.

Aalborg University is responsible for the part of the project called Getting the Data Right, which aims to develop new global datasets and independent insights as basis for the ‘next generation whole-of-economy’ and full value chain-centred climate policies as they must unfold over this decade.

The project runs from 2021-2025.

Layman's description

What if we had a single point of entry to climate data for all products in the world? The aim of Getting the Data Right is to establish exactly that, and the goal is not as farfetched as one might think.

The developed BONSAI Climate Footprint Analyser is:

- free
- global
- easy to use (does not require special skills)
- easily updated
- reliable and very precise

Key findings

The first beta version of the Climate Footprint Analyser as of June the 30th 2023 contains greenhouse gas emissions from:

- 790 products on the market
- 490 production processes (industries)

This is provided for:

- 43 countries and 5 ‘Rest of the World’ regions
- The year 2016
- The following emissions: CO₂, CH₄, and N₂O

The final version will consist of roughly 2.000 products in 55 countries and be ready by June 2025.
Short titleBONSAI Climate Footprint Analyser
Effective start/end date01/07/202130/06/2025

Collaborative partners

  • 2.-0 LCA Consultants (Project partner)
  • Leiden University (Project partner)
  • Centre for International Climate and Environmental Research (Project partner)


    UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
    • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
    • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
    • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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