What is the XDC Model?

The X-Degree Compatibility (XDC) Model calculates the climate impact of a company, building or portfolio and expresses it in a simple °C figure.
It answers the question: How much global warming would occur by 2050, if the entire world was as emission-intensive as the entity in question?

This pioneering, science-based 'temperature alignment' or 'implied temperature rise' (ITR) metric offers unprecedented transparency to companies, banks, investors, and the public on climate risk and opportunities. It can also be compared directly to the 1.5°C goal of the Paris Agreement.

How it works

X-Degree Compatibility is calculated in four basic steps:

XDC Gaps ≤0 indicate that the entity is aligned with the chosen global warming scenario, while XDC Gaps >0 indicate misalignment.



How customers use it

The XDC Model was developed by right° and is the ‘engine’ powering our specialised software tools for finance and investment, real estate, and business.

Customers use the XDC Model to analyse their climate impact, simplify sustainability reporting, set science-based emission reduction targets, conduct forward-looking scenario analysis, guide climate-conscious investment and business decisions, and communicate with stakeholders.



What makes it special

The XDC Model is the only methodology of its kind to integrate a climate model (also used by the IPCC).

It is science-based, transparent and has been free to use in academic research since 2019 through the project right. open. The fundamental methodology is peer-reviewed and was published under an open license (open source) in 2021.