What is the XDC Model?

X-Degree Compatibility ("XDC") is a science-based climate metric which Permits for assessment of climate as a specific risk category. The XDC estimates how many °C the Earth would warm by 2050 if all companies were to operate as emissions-intensively as the individual company / industry / investment portfolio, under consideration. As a science-based climate indicator, the XDC is able to provide answers for various stakeholders regarding climate-relevant risks within Business development. For example, if a company has an XDC of 2.7 that would mean that the earth would heat up to 2.7 °C using the XDC's computational logic if all companies were performing as emissions-intensive as the one under consideration. The XDC is calculated using the XDC Model.

Awards and references

The development of the X-Degree Compatibility ("XDC") webApp was funded by the European Union.

The City of Frankfurt am Main supports the development of right. based on science's climate metric X-Degree Compatibility ("XDC") - "Team Frankfurt"

"Die Deutsche Wirtschaft" has analysed the 10,000 most important medium-sized companies by using the XDC as the climate risk factor of the rating - "Mittelstand 10.000

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research comissioned to initiate "Bioökonomie im Ballungsraum“ ("BioBall"). The X-Degree Compatibility ("XDC") serves as  rating system.


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