An online, comprehensive, assessment tool to estimate direct and indirect (Scope 1, 2, and 3) GHG emissions for the forest products industry. FICAT incorporates elements of the WRI/WBCSD GHG Protocol, it is structured around CEPI’s Carbon Footprint Framework, and it uses data from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The tool can be also used to educate users about the complexities associated with estimating GHG emissions of forest products.

Geographical Areas of Interest


Supply Chain Focus

Forest production



Related CHapters

Contact Details

National Council for Air and Stream Improvement,

Inc and the International Finance Corporation

+1 919 941 6400


GHG emissions are estimated throughout the sup ply chain, beginning with the production of raw materials, including emissions associated with land use conversion --if applicable-- carbon stored in products throughout their life span, product manufacturing and use, transportation, recycling and disposal.


Estimates GHG emissions, if applicable, from land use conversions including converting natural forests to plantations and grasslands to forest plantations.

Fresh and Recycled Fiber

Estimates avoided GHG emissions by recycling products.


Estimates direct and indirect (Scope 1,2, and 3) GHG emissions of forest products throughout the supply chain, including emissions associated with land use conversion, carbon stored in products throughout their life span, manufacturing, use, recycling and disposal. FICAT also allows for incorporating indirect emissions, such as those generated by off-site energy sources.