A CO2 calculator serves to illustrate the effects of personal behaviour on global warming. The calculator can be used to easily calculate one's own emitted greenhouse gases from individual areas of private life and thus discover potential savings. For example in the areas of nutrition, electricity, domestic heating or mobility. The result of the calculator is the personal CO2 balance, also known as CO2 footprint, i.e. the tonnes of greenhouse gases such as CO2, methane or hydrocarbons emitted through one's own actions.
Carbon dioxide emissions are usually taken as the base value for CO2 calculators. However, not only CO2 emissions are included in the calculation, but also other climate-damaging gases such as methane or nitrous oxide. To ensure good comparability of emissions, however, the other greenhouse gases are converted into comparative values, so-called CO2 equivalents. One CO2 equivalent corresponds to one emitted tonne of carbon dioxide.
Then find out your personal CO2 footprint from the areas of car, plane, living and food using our CO2 calculator and discover in which areas you can save emissions and thus contribute to climate protection.