How-To Guides


Make your first CO2e estimate with the Climatiq API.

Get an API Key

An API token is only a few clicks away. Click here if you're not sure how to get one.

Upload and use private emission factors

Upload and use any emission factors you like in the API, right alongside the validated datasets currently available.

Calculate cloud carbon footprint

Climatiq can help you calculate the carbon footprint of your cloud usage for the big three cloud providers. Read more here.

Using classification codes to estimate carbon emissions

Learn how you can use standard industry classification codes to automatically calculate your carbon emissions.

Mapping custom identifiers to Climatiq emission factors

The Custom Activity Mapping tool and endpoint makes it easy perform emission estimates using your own identifiers.

Apply Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) information

Figure out what Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) are, and how Climatiq surfaces LCA data. Click here to learn more.

Using Python to interact with the Climatiq API

The Climatiq API can be used with any programming language, but here are a few handy snippets to help you get started with Python, including how to use Climatiq within a Jupyter notebook.

What is an Emission Factor?

Wondering exactly what an emission factor is? Read an introductory guide here.

Understand CO2e calculation methods

Need a little primer on the ways CO2e for an activity is calculated from constituent gases? Look no further.

How Climatiq handles data quality

Climatiq sometimes finds emission factors that have data quality issues. See how we handle this, and what information we pass on to our API users.

How Climatiq handles currencies

Climatiq handles over 40 currencies. See here how we handle conversion rates and more.

Migrate to Beta v3

Are you still on Beta v2? Learn here what breaking changes were made in v3, and how to migrate. Get the freshest version of the API here.