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2021.09.247:54 AM BST / 8:54 AM CESTNews

Doconomy and UNFCCC launches Lifestyle Calculator to enable individuals to get on top of their climate impact

Doconomy has, together with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), developed the Lifestyle Calculator to help individuals around the world gain a greater understanding of how their lifestyle affects the climate. With this service, the world gets an easy-to-use tool that empowers each and every one to take climate action.

Stockholm, September 24, 2021 — The Lifestyle Calculator allows individuals to answer a set of straightforward questions covering a range of activities – how we travel, what we eat, and where we live. In 10 minutes, everyone will have an insight into how their lifestyle affects the planet. New insights that will help people understand their impact and make climate-conscious decisions.

"The Lifestyle Calculator is first and foremost a great education tool,” says Niclas Svenningsen, Manager at UN Climate Change. "Quite frankly, citizens around the world cannot be expected to take climate-smart decisions without first getting a proper grasp of their own climate impact. It is also a climate action tool, because once we know and understand the scale of our business-as-usual decisions, we can really act accordingly. This is why it is key to openly share this product and use it to unite against climate change.”

“It’s an absolute privilege for Doconomy to present the Lifestyle Calculator to any organisation in the world, together with the UNFCCC. To solve our climate crisis as a collective, we need to first understand how our everyday decisions affect the planet, and this service provides that very snapshot — in turn empowering us to commit towards reducing our impact”, says Milton Noel Malmestrom, Product Manager at Doconomy.

The Lifestyle Calculator offers a standardised method so everyone can calculate their carbon footprint regardless of where they live in the world. The underlying data includes a set of UNFCCC-verified, publicly available, reputable sources that belong to credible and well recognized institutions. In addition, the full methodology will be publicly available to ensure full transparency of the calculations and underlying assumptions, and to encourage further collaboration around possible improvements or additions.

The Lifestyle Calculator will go live on September 24th.


The UNFCCC secretariat (UN Climate Change) is the United Nations entity tasked with supporting the global response to the threat of climate change. UNFCCC stands for United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Convention has near universal membership (197 Parties) and is the parent treaty of the 2015 Paris Agreement and the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. The ultimate objective of the agreements under the UNFCCC is to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that will prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system, in a time frame which allows ecosystems to adapt naturally and enables sustainable development.

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