Terms of use

The graphics and data from the Global Carbon Atlas are made freely available in the belief that their wide dissemination will lead to greater understanding and new scientific insights of how the carbon cycle works, how humans are altering it, and how we can mitigate the resulting human-driven climate change. The free availability of these data does not constitute permission for publication of the data. The Global Carbon Atlas team and contributors rely on the ethics and integrity of the users to ensure that each data contributor and the Global Carbon Atlas team receive appropriate and fair credit for their work.

Users downloading graphics or screenshots from the Outreach and Emissions applications for non-profit, public and educational lectures should acknowledge the Global Carbon Atlas and any relevant data source as indicated.

Users downloading graphics and data for potential use in research projects leading to publications or presentations should seek the approval of each contributor from the beginning of the project, unless data is clearly shown as already published in the scientific literature. If the data are essential to the work, or if an important result or conclusion depends on the graphics or data, co-authorship may need to be considered.

In all cases, users should provide the appropriate citation of the data sources (see Contributors in homepage menu and Sources in the Emissions application) . If in doubt, please contact the Atlas team.

The Global Carbon Project facilitates access to data and encourages its use to promote a better understanding of the carbon cycle. Respecting original data sources is key to secure the support to enhance, maintain and update the valuable data.