## See how translation endpoints help explain and contextualize climate footprint with everyday examples

**Translate to car trips**

Translate climate footprint in kg CO2e to driving distance, and get the names and distance between two cities that are similarly far apart

#### Inputs

Kilos of CO2-equivalents that you wish to translate.

#### Outputs

A specific car trip that would emit the same amount of CO2e that you wish to translate:

- Translation
- The actual distance for this car trip
- Trip starting point (name of the city)
- Trip destination (name of the city)
- Unit for the actual distance (km)
- Type of vehicle this translation is valid for

- Unit for the given distance (km)
- The distance driven by car corresponding to the amount of CO2e submitted

#### Calculations

The calculation takes into account the entire life cycle of the car journey, that is, we also count what is emitted during the production of the car and what is emitted during the extraction of oil to power them. The figures are therefore higher (and the distance correspondingly shorter) than if one had only calculated so-called direct emissions, i.e. what comes straight out of the exhaust pipe.

**Translate to energy usage**

Translate climate footprint in kg CO2e to the usage of an electrical appliance for a certain period of time.

#### Inputs

Kilos of CO2-equivalents that you wish to translate.

#### Outputs

A specific appliance used for a period that would emit the same amount of CO2e that you wish to translate:

- Translation
- Name of the electrical appliance
- Time unit (hours, days, months, years)
- Amount of time this electric appliance needs to be used to produce the given amount of CO2e.

- Unit for the given value (kWh)
- The energy consumed by this appliance

#### Calculations

For electrical appliances, we have the average consumption of a number of different electrical appliances. We use this to calculate how much your electricity consumption corresponds to using these devices.

**Translate to plane trips**

Translate climate footprint in kg CO2e to flying distance, and get the names and distance between two cities that are similarly far apart

#### Inputs

Kilos of CO2-equivalents that you wish to translate.

#### Outputs

A specific plane trip that would emit the same amount of CO2e that you wish to translate:

- Translation
- The real distance for this plane journey
- Trip starting point (name of the city)
- Trip destination (name of the city)
- Type of flight (local, continental, global)
- Unit for the actual distance (km)

- Unit for the given distance (km)
- The distance needed to fly by airplane to emit the amount of CO2e submitted

#### Calculations

For flights, we convert your energy footprint in kg CO2e to distance flown. The factor varies slightly with the distance flown, as planes use the most fuel to take off and land, so it costs more CO2e per kilometer to fly short. On the other hand, the gases are released higher up in the airspace for long flights, which in turn have a greater heating effect (this is called the altitude effect). After we have converted to distance flown, we find a significant stretch that is approximately that distance and present it to you.

**Translate to trees grown**

Translate kilograms of CO2-equivalents to the number of trees within an area that can absorb this amount of CO2e during over a period of time

#### Inputs

Kilos of CO2-equivalents that you wish to translate.

#### Outputs

An area of trees absorbing the given amount of CO2e per year:

- Unit for the given distance (km2 per year)
- The area of trees needed to absorb the given amount of kgCO2e over one year