Carbon Footprint Calculator

The development of humanity has brought the levels of certain gases (carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and methane, precisely known as greenhouse gases (GHG)) in the atmosphere to truly exceptional levels. The higher the GHG concentration, the higher the heat retention. This excess increases the natural greenhouse effect and causes global warming that leads to a global change in climate: climate change.

What is the origin of these GHGs?

The images that quickly come to mind are smoky factories and highways packed with cars, yet according to the Fifth Report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, agriculture is responsible for 14% of these emissions.

The Carbon Footprint is precisely an environmental indicator that aims to reflect all the GHG emitted as a direct or indirect effect of an activity. This is why we simply cannot look the other way when humanity discusses this problem.
The crisis generated by excess GHG emissions has brought a renewed focus on agriculture, but not as a way to produce food, but rather as an alternative to recover excess CO2 from the atmosphere and return it to the ground.

From a technological perspective, the solution is remarkably simple: to fix carbon, what we have to do is produce a lot of organic matter and obviously take away very little.

Farmers have already given ample proof of their capacity for innovation. If we add to it incentive mechanisms linked to carbon sequestration in the soil (what is beginning to be called “Carbon Farming”), there is no doubt that the transformation will happen much faster than we imagine.