Sandbag is a not-for-profit campaign group dedicated to fighting climate change and promoting a low-carbon future.
We believe a big part of the answer lies in the cap and trade of greenhouse gas emissions and we campaign to make sure that existing and planned carbon markets live up to their potential. We shine a light on what's really going on, what's working well, and what needs to be improved. Through changes in these policies literally billions of tonnes can be prevented from entering the atmosphere - our analysis and lobbying of governments helps ensure this is what happens.
Join us in calling for tighter caps on emissions and/or take direct action to cancel carbon permits now.
Find our work useful?
Use this map to explore how emissions trading is operating in the EU. You can search the data in lots of different ways including by postcode (enter: postcode, country) by sector or by selected companies. Click on the power station and factory icons, which are scaled according to size of their emissions, to find out about their emissions and allocations of permits. We've coloured the installations with more permits than they need in red to show how important it is that fewer permits are handed out in the future.
Click on an example below to see what you can find out using the map:
First time users may like to watch our tutorial:
You can easily embed the Sandbag 2009 EU Emissionsmap into your website. The map is 800px wide and 500px high. Please let us know if you do as we'd like to keep a record of where it's used.
Just copy the following html code and paste it where you want the map to appear on your site:
<iframe src ="" width="800px" height="500px"><p>Unfortunately your browser does not support iframes, so the embedded map could not be displayed. Please go to to see the Sandbag Emissionsmap</p></iframe>
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