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Measuring Impact for Sustainability

There is approximately 50 years of existing research on Climate Change. We've known this future would be upon us if we did nothing to change the way we live and consume resources. Fortunately, from this research, many models have emerged to guide us in designing the path to a sustainable future. The PI uses the following models to guide recommendations for Climate Solutions' deployment.

Using machine learning and artificial intelligence, the Planetary Intelligence of The PI is guided by the following models to instruct our impact measurement on deployed Climate Solutions. This helps us to understand how to optimise deployments and identify new places on earth that would benefit from these solutions.

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The Donut Economy

The PI's Planetary Intelligence system uses The Donut Economy as a framework to determine the impact of deployed Climate Solutions in order to guide best practices and create repeatability of solution deployment suites. If it works in one place on the planet - there will be many more look-alike locations where it should work well as well. This is how we measure solutions at scale - and predict global macro impact.


The Donut Economy is a framework that, when respected, ensures a safe and just space for humans co-existing with nature.


The framework was proposed to regard the performance of an economy by the extent to which the needs of people are met without overshooting Earth's ecological ceiling. The main goal of the model is to re-frame economic problems and set new goals. In this model, an economy is considered prosperous when all twelve social foundations are met without overshooting any of the nine ecological ceilings (Planetary Boundaries). This situation is represented by the area between the two rings, as the safe and just space for humanity.

The Planetary Boundaries

The PI uses the Planetary Boundaries as a measurement tool to evaluate the impact of Climate Solutions. Measured Solutions when projected at scale must demonstrate a quantifiable impact in limiting or regressing our negative impact on one or more of the 9 planetary boundaries.


The 9 Planetary Boundaries are the dashboard of the Earth's natural systems. It is a concept involving Earth System Processes that contain environmental boundaries that must be respected, the limits represent the tipping points that must not be crossed.

Two boundaries have already been surpassed while others are in imminent danger of being crossed.

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Human Hierarchy of Needs

The crisis of the changing climate can never be viewed in isolation from the human inequalities that are and will be further exacerbated with every year that passes. The people who are the least responsible for emissions and loss of biodiversity are the ones to suffer the most and the dramatic effects are being seen now.

We must ensure that every human on the planet has their basic needs met. The PI uses an updated version of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs to measure the impact of deployed suites of Climate Solutions in a specific area of the planet.


At the top of the pyramid "self-actualisation", updated as "A Place in Society" is where the greatest opportunity for society lies. People from every part of the world should, and will have the opportunity to contribute to the creation of a new and sustainable future. New forms of education, inclusion,  earning a living wage/access to resources based on societal contributions that match each person's sense of personal meaning.


There's no reason we can't re-invent the way the world works. We should all wake up happy to face each day because we enjoy and find meaning in how we spend our time.

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