CARBON CALCULATOR

Estimate the potential contribution of any area in the world to climate change mitigation

a joint product of The CBD Secretariat, LifeWeb and UNEP-WCMC

MORE ABOUT THE TOOL

The Carbon Calculator is an innovative online tool that informs about the potential contribution of any selected area in the world to climate change mitigation by providing initial estimates on the amount of carbon currently stored inside, as well as the amount of additional carbon that could be sequestered through restoration.

Moreover, it links this information with the conservation value and forest status of the area.

The tool allows users to draw a line around their area(s) of interest (AOI) around any area in the world, or select any protected area, and provides them with the information on several areas.

We advise cautious interpretation of results, as limitations apply to the underlying datasets. The tool is intended for educational and informational purposes only.

WHAT DOES THE TOOL DO?

  • Estimates for carbon stored in above and belowground live biomass and soil.
  • Percentage overlap with existing protected areas and Key Biodiversity Areas
  • Assessment of the status of forest inside selected areas.
  • Estimates for restoration potential inside selected areas.
  • Estimates for maximum carbon sequestration potential inside selected areas.