Carbon footprint is the set of greenhouse gas emissions caused by
our activities. It can be calculated for a product, service, person,
event, business, or even a country.
Estimate your carbon footprint to understand your impact on
climate change and to be able to identify areas where you can reduce
them. This is your first step in taking action.
Individuals or small organisations may use our online calculator to measure their climate footprint.
When you calculate your climate footprint, you identify the
causes and sources of your emissions, as well as opportunities to
reduce these emissions. Taking those opportunities is your second step in taking action.
For advice and support on measuring and reducing carbon emissions, you may contact ICROA (International Carbon Reduction and Offsetting Alliance), Carbon Footprint, Enviro-Mark Solutions, Factor CO2, Swiss Climate, Infinite Solutions, Conversio, Atmoterra, No Planeta B and South Pole Group.
Offsets must meet stringent standards to ensure environmental integrity and credibility.
Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) from the Clean Development
Mechanism (CDM) meet high environmental integrity standards approved internationally under the UNFCCC. Buy offsets online from CDM projects.
Offsetting projects are located in developing countries that
often cannot afford to reduce emissions on their own. Your contribution helps these projects to continue reducing emissions. In addition, many projects also contribute to sustainable
development priorities such as education and health improvements in
the communities that host them.
Some also offer substantial additional environmental benefits such as
improved air and water quality or protection of biodiversity. The sale of
climate credits generates local income and supports economic growth in poor