Carbon monitoring and accounting lies at the heart of science and politics of climate change. Through the proliferation of carbon markets, carbon labelling, footprinting and offsetting schemes, a broad span of actors are today called upon to participate in the transition to low carbon futures.
In this research area, we explore how climate change is made knowable, measurable and governable through practices of carbon monitoring and accounting. We study how the flow of carbon through nature and society is taken into account in politics, business, and civil society. We also analyse through what means governments, corporations and citizens might be held accountable for their emissions.