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
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.