The Way It Is

The world is distributed unevenly on carbon

Carbon emissions from human activities are the major source of global warming agents. The international community took early steps to address this threat through the mechanisms of the Kyoto Protocol. While the Kyoto Protocol was a great achievement, it served to make the corrective activity incumbent upon the most developed nations. This group of countries certainly are the largest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, but the complete solution will obviously require participation from all parties, including developing and least developed nations.

The most developed nations used their advanced technological, research, and institutional capabilities to attack their climate change challenges, but it could be said that there was a sense that whatever they did, it would never be a global solution because it didn’t have global coverage from the outset.

To address this, the international community adopted the Paris Agreement which brought all countries into the solution as active participants. While previously these countries had been reporters of climate change issues with voluntary plans to improve, under the Paris Agreement, they agreed to become active, aggressive solution-finders alongside the most developed nations.

This outcome immediately exposed a problem. Developing nations lack the tools of a most developed nation:

  • they don’t have access to same level of research facilities;
  • they don’t have access to the same high technology systems;
  • they don't always have access to responsive venture and investment industries to provide rapid capitalisation;
  • they don’t have large credit entitlements for investment in corrective programmes;
  • and they don’t have spare institutional capacity to rapidly make agile policy changes.

This is compounded by the increasing urgency to correct risk factors, with the recent UN IPCC report finding that we need to act globally and with immediate urgency to avoid the worse outcomes in climate change. Advanced nations could choose to pursue this target, but developing nations are unable to meaningfully participate because they do not possess the capability.

What can the software do to help?

GEObjects Tarah functionally equals or exceeds that of the advanced software used by governments of the most developed nations. The availability of Tarah changes the game, resetting the situation and giving all countries a voice in climate negotiations and a chance to be a fair participant in the emerging global carbon economy.

Why should we establish a Tarah System?

Why should we be interested in establishing a Tarah System?

Better Environmental Policy
The Tarah system will enable the nation to establish highly informed environmental policies and strategically plan out sectors to reduce carbon emissions, supporting industrial and land sector carbon management.

International Recognition
The Tarah system is absolutely cutting edge – so much so, that it advances the state-of-the-art exceeding the capabilities of the systems used by the few advanced countries that have current technology.

Establishing a Tarah capability advances the standing of the nation. A country that establishes this capability becomes a peer of the most advanced nations in the field of environmental planning.

Improved Negotiating Position
Being able to support your government's preferred position on new international climate rules, agreements, and policies is empowering. A country with the computational systems to back-up its claims and assertions about the best methods for managing environmental issues is stronger. A country able to speak with the authority of real computed results and sound projections can stand up in the international forums with a stature coming from the facts. This country can talk face-to-face with any other country and back up their position with figures, using the same tools as the world's most advanced countries. This country can speak in representation of itself and its own interests, and is in a position to represent its region and as one that is taking the issue seriously with the infrastructure to demonstrate its credibility.

Better Economic Management
Better environmental policy means better economic outcomes from industry, especially land based industries, such as forestry, agriculture and farming. These industries are crucial to developing nations and the voice of developing nations should rightly be foremost in international forums. With the right tools, a country can be in a position to speak with authority.

Better Social Outcomes
Application of better management practices in industry means better methods in the practice. Better methods mean better opportunities in the community. Better methods mean more social inclusion and better social opportunities. The GEObjects team includes people who have trained and worked in social development.

Our team isn't just engineers and scientists because our product is about results for the whole country and all the people.

More Opportunities for Funding
This type of tool means that the country can compute outcomes of programmes, projecting expected results into the future. The well-informed proposals this makes possible, the more lucid environmental and economic planning this supports, and the great social potentials this can deliver improve the opportunities for a country seeking grants and assistance with national development programmes and infrastructure projects.

Stronger Science
A country possessing an analytics simulator like Tarah is in a position to produce much more sophisticated scientific research and more locally-informative scientific knowledge. Both academic and government researchers can use the tool to analyse the country's environmental conditions and can describe newer and more advanced options for improving industry, policy, economic, social and diplomatic outcomes in this sector.

A New Industry
The system is based on the contributions of local experts. The tool is powerful, but it is the people who use it who are the local experts. The new skills and professional capabilities associated with using advanced software of this type creates a new level of experience and capability for local government officers, scientists, industry managers, and others in the national community. These skills are exportable as well as strengthening the local economy. As a trail-blazer, that country is able to lend technical assistance to others who are yet to adopt advanced systems of this type. The opportunity to explore options and offer help to others enhances regional relationships and creates a strengthening of local industrial and academic capabilities, as well as building the capacity of the regional economy and regional community of nations.

Better Climate Reporting
Almost all countries currently perform basic reporting. Countries with the Tarah system can prepare much more sophisticated reporting to participate in international climate agreements, such as the IPCC and UNFCCC processes. Better reporting than the average can lead to better involvement in these international processes, more say in international policy formation, better national profile, and more access to benefits of these processes. A country that reports well can move into position to participate in international carbon trading markets, participate in national, regional, and international climate investment programmes, and can contribute to the global body of knowledge about understanding climate change. Countries with the right tools can report more accurately, in a more sophisticated way, in a more timely fashion, and can boast a better equipped Department of the Environment.

A country advances itself and its interests when it develops a new national capacity. It took the top advanced nations decades to develop these systems at significant expense, but a forward-thinking country can develop them for a minimal price and within a couple of years by using the Tarah system. Adding this national capacity shows the way for other countries and indicates a country that has chosen to move forward strongly.

Perhaps the best reason for establishing a Tarah system is that is the leading nations who adopt it pave the way for other nations. The more countries who have access to the system, the fairer the process of international climate negotiations will become, because the more informed and powerful will be the voice of the countries with the information. That means that it's not just the biggest countries that will have the best tools.