What is the science behind CarbonCloud's climate footprint calculations?

CarbonCloud is a software based on a biophysical model that has been developed during more than 20 years of scientific endeavours. The model can calculate climate footprints quickly and with a high degree of accuracy.

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Click here to read CarbonCloud's extended scientific methodology.

The CarbonCloud platform (online software) provides the framework for climate footprint assessments of products. The software gives access to a comprehensive library of agricultural products from different countries and regions. The climate footprints of these products are calculated with the CarbonCloud agricultural model.  

The CarbonCloud agricultural model is a model of farm level emissions based on the IPCC guidelines (IPCC, 2019), complemented with estimates of emissions due to production of inputs (for a list of mechanisms included and excluded, see CarbonCloud's extended scientific methodology). When primary data from suppliers are not available, the input to this model is taken from a database of activity estimates constructed with representativeness as the main goal.