Data of the United Nations (UNFCCC) as well as over 70 scientific studies are the basis of the calculation how much CO2 ecosystems can absorb.
The United Nations' Framework Convention on Climate Change
The United Nations record the CO₂ storage capacity of natural habitats
Basis for the data
Our calculation of CO₂ storage capacity of natural habitats is based on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The UNFCCC records how natural ecosystems and their usage serve as carbon sinks. The data collected is used for worldwide emissions trading and updated on a regular basis. Most recently, on 28th February 2014 wetlands and coastlines were included as carbon sinks.
70 studies and a world map
In addition, 70 studies were evaluated to examine the CO₂ storage capacity of natural ecosystems. We shall present all the results transparently on a simple world map. Of course this data can only be used as an approximation, an absolute carbon neutrality is basically impossible. CO₂ emissions will always be a part of our lives. But every measure, ever small step for climate protection counts.
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