Produce information on participants' personal climate impacts and promote public awarness
Carbonarium is an NGO in Hungary that was founded in 2005 with the main aim of decreasing its members’ CO2 emissions and also increasing climate change awareness of the general population. The members of the association keep track of their own CO2 emissions, compare them with one another, implement mitigation measures, and pay the membership fee based on their calculated CO2 emissions.
The aim of the association is to create a voluntary community of its members who believe that it is their responsibility and task to reduce the CO2 content of the atmosphere, accepting at the same time that the increase in the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere is a global problem. Members (individuals and organisations) are aware of the negative impacts of their own CO2 emissions into the atmosphere, but undertake to use a certain part of their material and other resources to reduce their emissions or mitigate impacts.