There are lots of carbon footprint calculators out there, we've created a simple one which uses monthly income as the key indicator of emissions and then adds lifestyle choices around travel and diet. The data and methodology we use is explained below, however the accuracy is not guaranteed and the results should be considered a ballpark estimate and only used as a guide.
Meaningful Price of Carbon
The price of carbon offsets is currently TOO LOW to seriously dissuade people from causing emissions. A Meaningful Price means a cost per tonne of CO₂ equivalent that is estimated by economists and scientists to cause a real incentive for businesses and individuals to reduce carbon intensity enough to meet global targets of GHG reduction. While there is debate
on what exactly this price might be, the Climate Leadership Council
proposes a fee of $40 per tonne on all carbon consumption in the United States, increasing annually by 5%; Switzerland has been implementing such a CO₂ tax
which is now charged at CHF96 per tonne ($99) for many types of GHG emitting substances; many other countries
are at various stages of developing a carbon tax. For this calculator we set the Meaningful Price at $99 (£80.76) in line with Switzerland as the most established carbon tax so far.