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Using the DistilRoBERTa model as starting point, the ClimateBERT Language Model is additionally pretrained on a text corpus comprising climate-related research paper abstracts, corporate and general news and reports from companies. The underlying methodology can be found in our language model research paper.

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1. Is the resulting model publicly available? Yes
2. How much time does the training of the final model take? 8 hours
3. How much time did all experiments take (incl. hyperparameter search)? 288 hours
4. What was the energy consumption (GPU/CPU)? 0.7 kW
5. At which geo location were the computations performed? Germany
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6. What was the energy mix at the geo location? 470 gCO2eq/kWh
7. How much CO2eq was emitted to train the final model? 2.63 kg
8. How much CO2eq was emitted for all experiments? 94.75 kg
9. What is the average CO2eq emission for the inference of one sample? 0.62 mg
10. Which positive environmental impact can be expected from this work? This work can be categorized as a building block tools following Jin et al (2021). It supports the training of NLP models in the field of climate change and, thereby, have a positive environmental impact in the future.
11. Comments Block pruning could decrease CO2eq emissions

BibTeX entry and citation info

        title={ClimateBERT: A Pretrained Language Model for Climate-Related Text},
        author={Webersinke, Nicolas and Kraus, Mathias and Bingler, Julia and Leippold, Markus},
        journal={arXiv preprint arXiv:2110.12010},
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