United Nations Environment Programme
environment for development
Carbon Benefits



The Carbon Benefits Project (CBP) has developed an innovative solution to measure and monitor carbon in complex landscapes. It provides a cost effective system integrating cutting edge remote sensing technology and analysis, ground based measurement, new rapid laboratory techniques for soil testing, and rigorous statistical analysis.

The system streamlines land cover analysis and engages communities in measurement. This component includes best practices that provide information on appropriate land use that can improve livelihoods and help to mitigate climate change. These efforts provide a gateway to carbon benefits, documenting carbon on the landscape as a global environmental good and enhancing livelihoods.