In 2016, the Paris Agreement was signed as a legally binding part of the international agreement on climate change to limit global warming to 1.5 °C. The global carbon budget for this target would be used up in 7 years if we don’t act now.
ICT (information and communication technology) is responsible for more than 2.5% of global carbon emissions, and its share continues to rise. However, compared to transport or food industry, carbon footprint awareness for ICT is barely discussed.
As ICT plays an increasingly important role in everyone’s lives, knowing about digital carbon helps safeguard our planetary boundaries.
CO2NLINE allows you to see your digital carbon footprint. It tracks your digital carbon consumption by monitoring your router’s traffic. Your daily budget is calculated based on country-specific energy carbon intensity values within the 1.5 °C target.
Virtual plants show up when you look at it through the AR glasses. Each plant represents
a tree donation you have made. They grow over time, gradually populating the bare trunk and giving it a second life in the virtual world.
The growth in the virtual in turn motivates you to save and donate more to make a real change and offset carbon emission in the real world.