Carbon Monitoring for Action (CARMA): A Global Carbon Emissions Database

Carbon Monitoring for Action (CARMA). ‘At its core, Carbon Monitoring for Action (CARMA) is a massive database containing information on the carbon emissions of over 50,000 power plants and 4,000 power companies worldwide. Power generation accounts for 40% of all carbon emissions in the United States and about one-quarter of global emissions. CARMA is the first global inventory of a major, emissions-producing sector of the economy.

CARMA is produced and financed by the Confronting Climate Change Initiative at the Center for Global Development, an independent and non-partisan think tank located in Washington, DC.

The objective of is to equip individuals with the information they need to forge a cleaner, low-carbon future. By providing complete information for both clean and dirty power producers, CARMA hopes to influence the opinions and decisions of consumers, investors, shareholders, managers, workers, activists, and policymakers. CARMA builds on experience with public information disclosure techniques that have proven successful in reducing traditional pollutants.’

Center for Global Development (CGD): Confronting Climate Change. ‘CGD is an independent, not-for-profit think tank that works to reduce global poverty and inequality by encouraging policy change in the U.S. and other rich countries through rigorous research and active engagement with the policy community. The Confronting Climate Change initiative has three major themes: Combating climate change, assessing the stakes for developing countries, and integrating climate change into development assistance.’


  1. The CARMA site is one of three that we’ve been working with to promote the Center for Global Development via search marketing and social media – thanks for helping to spread the word about a really great cause!

    We blogged about our work with the Center here: Media Partners with Center for Global Development

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