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.
Use our online calculator to measure your 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. This is your second step in taking action.
For advice and support on measuring and reducing carbon emissions, contact ICROA (International Carbon Reduction and Offsetting Alliance).
Offsets must meet stringent standards of environmental integrity.
UN Certified Emission Reductions from the Clean Development
Mechanism (CDM) meet high environmental integrity standards approved
by 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. In addition to
reducing emissions, the 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