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The Province of B.C. has committed to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 33 per cent from 2007 levels by 2020. It is estimated that local governments have control or influence over approximately 45 per cent of these emissions.
The Community Energy and Emissions Inventory (CEEI) represents energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from community activities in on-road transportation, buildings and solid waste. Estimates of land-use change from deforestation activities and enteric fermentation from livestock under the Agricultural sector are also available at the Regional District level.
The inventory is the first of its kind in North America, and it helps local governments meet the Climate Action Charter commitment to measure and report on community GHG emissions profiles.
Latest News: On January 23, 2013, the Draft 2010 CEEI Reports were updated to reflect the latest estimates and address inconsistencies found in the June 20, 2012 versions. The CEEI Working Group continues to look to local government staff and other users of the reports to help verify the data. Some minor refinements to the methodology have been made and where appropriate, 2007 CEEI estimates have been adjusted to reflect this.
Please take the time to review your community’s report and notify CAS staff with any feedback you have.
Community Energy and Emissions Inventory Reports are not local government operations or Carbon Neutral Reports (e.g. civic buildings and fleets). They can, however, help local governments to meet the Green Communities legislative requirement to establish greenhouse gas reduction targets, policies and actions in official community plans or regional growth strategies.
As with other inventories, the reports are living documents that will continue to improve. They are designed to create a solid foundation on which local governments will be able to build.
The reports include supporting indicators to expand the inventory story and to support the government’s Green Communities Performance Reporting Program.
Future CEEI Reports are anticipated to be produced every two years (i.e., 2012, 2014, 2016) with updates to the base year (2007) inventories.