Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions (NIIS) has set an ambitious goal to make X-Road the “most sustainable data exchange layer solution in the world” and thereby aligns its operational model with the climate and sustainable development goals articulated under the Paris Agreement and the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. Accordingly, X-Road’s environmental impact was assessed by NIIS, Gofore and SEI. SEI Tallinn has long-standing experience in climate and energy policy scenarios, carbon footprint calculations and life-cycle impact assessments. The project measures the carbon footprint of X-Road operations within Estonia and Finland. It offers recommendations for all related parties, including X-Road governing authorities and user organizations around the world.

SEI Tallinn developed a unique emissions calculator that measures the carbon footprint of X-Road’s operations. The calculator was built using data from Estonia and Finland, but is comprehensive enough to perform calculations for any instance residing in any region.

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X-Road emissions calculator

An emissions calculator to assess the emissions profile of an X-Road instance residing in any region

X-Road emissions calculator