How does the impact tracker work?
The CO2 numbers show the verified emission reductions as independently monitored and certified by our certifying partners (Gold Standard and Verified Carbon Standard).
The individual tree numbers are reported to us directly from your project developers, for Madagascar as direct counts, for Panama and Tanzania on a tree per ton basis over the project lifecycle.
The solar energy and meal numbers are calculated based on each project’s certified CO2 emissions and documented emission factor per unit (Mwh / stoves), adding in the case of cook stoves our own conservative calculations of meals per week per stove.
All final numbers are then discounted by 20% to be conservative. Real numbers are therefore likely higher.