A coalition of organizations, data scientists, researchers, and artificial intelligence specialists have built a new interactive online map and database detailing the sources of over 70,000 greenhouse gas emissions around the world. "You can’t manage emissions if you don’t know what they are," said Gavin McCormick, founder and executive director of an environmental tech nonprofit that's part of the coalition. Tracing sites from cargo ships to cattle feedlots to landfills and beyond, the Climate TRACE database helps paint a clearer picture on which investors, businesses, consumers, and policymakers can base their actions. Investors keen to reduce emissions in their portfolios use the database to estimate the carbon footprint of facilities in which they potentially would invest. Policymakers can pinpoint higher-priority sources of emissions to tackle in their regions. Companies can also use the data to evaluate potential suppliers. In global climate talks on November 9, 2022, UN Secretary General António Guterres said the tool is helping user "in an era of radical transparency for emissions tracking. You are making it more difficult to greenwash or, to be more clear, to cheat."

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