The Climate Equity Reference Calculator

The concept of Climate Equity was further developed creating the Climate Equity Reference Calculator.


Kemp-Benedict, Eric, Christian Holz, Paul Baer, Tom Athanaisou, and Sivan Kartha (2019) The Climate Equity Reference Calculator. Berkeley and Somerville: Climate Equity Reference Project (EcoEquity and Stockholm Environment Institute), [Online]. Available:

“The Climate Equity Reference Calculator is a general online equity reference tool and database that systematically applies a generalized and transparent equity reference framework with the goal of quantitatively examining the problem of national fair shares in a global effort to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It can be applied using a range of possible assumptions, and whatever values are chosen, they are applied to all countries, in a dynamic fashion that reflects the changing global economy.

The Calculator is designed to allow the user to specify their own preferred interpretation of national responsibility and capability for climate action. This interpretation is then used, together with standard demographic and macroeconomic indicators, to determine each country’s implied fair share of the global mitigation effort. The Calculator is designed to be quite flexible — as is immediately visible from the options presented in their “Equity Settings” greeting pages, and the further options available within the Calculator’s Settings panel. The goal is to support a wide range of plausibly legitimate interpretations of the Convention’s core equity principles.”


Here you can make your own calculations for your country and/or compare with other countries.