About Carbon Par

Carbon Par was established by Edwin Roald, an Icelandic golf course architect with twenty years of international experience from both sides of the Atlantic. Throughout this time, Edwin has advocated environmentally driven concepts in golf course planning, alongside his work as an accredited verifier for The GEO Foundation, Sustainability Committee chairman for The European Institute of Golf Course Architects and board member of The Scandinavian Turfgrass and Research Foundation.

Seeking to combine his architectural and scientific background with his passion for golf's potential contribution to nature and man, Edwin launched Carbon Par in 2019, first as a scientific research project estimating carbon stocks in land used by all Icelandic golf courses, in collaboration with The Agricultural University of Iceland.

Half of the funding was provided by the founder, whilst the remaining funding came from STERF, The Golf Union of Iceland, The Football Association of Iceland, The City of Reykjavik, KPMG Iceland and through a crowdfunding effort among Icelandic golf clubs.

Today, Carbon Par is a spin-out company from this research, offering land carbon stock taking services to golf courses, using technology and methods developed alongside scientific research in Iceland and subsequent projects in Scotland and France.