Data basis

The United Nations records the CO₂ storage capacity of natural habitats

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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

Naturefund has also evaluated over 70 studies that examine the CO2 storage capacity of natural ecosystems. We present the results transparently in a simple world map. Of course, even these data are only an approximation, complete climate neutrality is almost impossible. CO2 emissions will always be a part of our lives. But every measure, every small step for more climate protection counts. Join us and protect ecosystems!

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UNFCC & Studies

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. More Information about the studies

We combine data knowledge

We also use data from the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), the German Federal Environmental Agency, and the Society for Consumer Research.

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