CBP Modeling Tools

The Carbon Benefits Project (CBP) provides tools for agriculture, forestry and land management projects to estimate the impact of their activities on climate change mitigation (carbon stock changes and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions). The tools can be used at all stages of a project, are free to use and user friendly. The CBP modeling tools were developed by Colorado State University and partners under a Global Environment Facility co-financed project which was led by the United Nations Environment Program. 

Project History

The Carbon Benefits Project originally consisted of two components one being led by Colorado State University (CSU) and one by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Tools were developed by both componentsThis website gives information on activities being carried out by Colorado State University's Component. CSU's component has two options for assessing the C benefits and greenhouse gas emissions of a project: 

A simple assessment - Suitable for a quick assessment at any stage, including proposals.

A detailed assessment- Suitable for detailed reporting in projects with a reasonable focus on climate change mitigation.