Global Carbon in Protected Areas

Find out more at Protected Carbon and check out The Guardian’s coverage of my research.

Working with the Leave it in the Ground Initiative, a team of researchers and I created global maps of oil, gas, and coal. We identified deposits under protected areas and estimated how much potential CO2 emissions were at stake.

With hundreds of gigatons of CO2 emissions at stake, we are calling for nations to enact non-extraction policies in these delicate areas. Too much is at stake, from global climate change to protecting our world’s most important natural sites. In addition to the online interactive version, I’ve produced country-specific printout maps for use by national partner organizations,