Reduce your carbon footprint

The topic of climate change can be overwhelming, but there are actions you can take to reduce your carbon footprint and help fight global warming. Discover your carbon footprint below and take a step toward a more climate-conscious future.

Why do we have a carbon footprint?

A carbon footprint is represented by the amount of CO₂ produced by our actions, such as transportation, consumption and energy usage. Everyday actions such as driving a car, having a hot shower or using electricity contribute to your overall individual carbon footprint as these activities create greenhouse gases. As CO₂ is the gas which contributes most to global warming, it's imperative for us to reduce our carbon footprints using carbon dioxide removal technology.

But perhaps you've never considered what your carbon footprint is? Well, now you can find out what the average daily carbon footprint of an individual living in your country is using our new tool below.

Reduce, reuse, recycle, and remove your emissions

Multiple sources say that we need to reduce our emissions as much as humanly possible in order to halt the current course of climate change. Reusing and recycling can help with this goal, as the waste and manufacture of paper and plastic releases more gases into our atmosphere. But in order to rebalance our climate, we must also start the work of removing historic and excess CO₂ from the air.

Reduce

Reduce

Try to use your car less and walk or cycle wherever possible.

Reuse

Reuse

Try avoiding single-use plastic as well as paper products and repair existing items.

Recycle

Recycle

You can recycle almost all products, just collect your waste and take a trip to the recycling center.

Remove

Remove

Using our carbon footprint tool, you can calculate your emissions over time and remove them from the air.

Calculate your carbon footprint

Use the tool below to check out the average daily carbon footprint of a person living in your country. Once you know your carbon footprint, start reducing your emissions or remove them altogether for a day, month, or year.

Where do you live?

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How much of your carbon footprint would you like to remove?

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Frequently Asked Questions

How is the CO₂ footprint calculated?

The data is based on consumer-adjusted data when available, otherwise on the non-adjusted data. CO₂ emissions are typically measured on the basis of ‘production’. This accounting method – which is sometimes referred to as ‘territorial’ emissions – is used when countries report their emissions, and set targets domestically and internationally. In addition to the commonly reported production-based emissions statisticians also calculate ‘consumption-based’ emissions. These emissions are adjusted for trade. Read more on consumer based emissions

How does Climeworks compare to traditional carbon offsets?

Traditional carbon offsets are typically a trade of avoided emissions: someone reduces emissions on behalf of the offset buyer who pays for the other party’s emissions reduction (= avoidance certificates). Thereby, the offset buyer continues emitting. If done transparently, this trade will, at best, lead to short-term emission reductions, but not to the zero or negative emissions we need to achieve to bring global warming under control.

In contrast, Climeworks’ carbon dioxide removal service physically removes emissions from the air, which actively lowers the concentration of CO₂ in the atmosphere. The CO₂ is locked away and remains permanently stored for thousands of years. Climeworks’ solution is therefore radically different from trading avoided emissions.

Subscribe to the planet

Don't fancy a one-off commitment to the planet? You can also opt for a monthly subscription and choose a CO₂ removal plan which best suits you. Order the removal of CO₂ from the air and start taking climate action. Cancel anytime at no extra charge.

How it works

Technology to remove CO₂

Climeworks develops, builds and operates direct air capture (DAC) machines to physically capture CO₂ directly from the air. Our machines consist of modular CO₂ collectors which selectively capture carbon dioxide in a two-step process.

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Climeworks' Orca

Climeworks' direct air capture plant, Orca, in Iceland

Turning CO₂ into stone

Once the CO₂ has been captured by Climeworks' Orca plant, it can be transferred to our CO₂ storage partner Carbfix, to be turned into stone; a natural occurrence where CO₂ reacts with basalt rock. The CO₂ then stays deep underground safely and permanently, no longer contributing to global warming.

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Basalt rock with mineralized carbon dioxide

Basalt rock with carbon dioxide captured by Orca

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