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Government of Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory In December 2017, the Greening Government Strategy established climate and environmental commitments for the Government of Canada’s internal operations. The commitments include a target to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from federal facilities and fleets: - by 40% compared with 2005 levels by 2030, with an aspiration to achieve this target by 2025 - by 80% compared with 2005 levels by 2050 (with an aspiration to be carbon neutral) The target supports Canada’s climate goals, which are already established: - under the Paris Agreement on climate change - in the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change - in the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy The Government of Canada tracks its energy use and its GHG emissions across 25 departments and agencies. As of fiscal year 2018-19, we have reduced GHG emissions from federal operations reported under the target by 32.6% from 2005 levels. Sources of the Government of Canada’s GHG emissions are the energy used for its facilities (89%) and its fleet (11%): - facilities comprise office space, defence bases, laboratories and warehouses - fleets comprise on-road vehicles and off-road fleets, including cars, vans, trucks, boats, ships and planes Certain sources of GHG emissions are excluded from the federal emissions reduction target because of their important role in ensuring the national safety and security of all Canadians. Federal organizations that exclude national safety and security emissions from the reduction target are still required to: - track and report emissions related to national safety and security - take steps to reduce these emissions Moving forward, the Government of Canada will gather and share information from more federal organizations and from additional sources of GHG emissions. Doing so will allow for more open, transparent and complete reporting of federal GHG emissions. New open datasets from 2018-19 include: - energy and GHG reporting from Public Health Agency of Canada, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Library and Archives Canada and Canadian Security Intelligence Service - Facility-level energy consumption - GHG emissions from federal employee work-related air travel - GHG emissions from national safety and security operations Please note that some year-to-year changes in GHG emissions may be due to data collection gaps, methodology or error correction refinements, while others may be the result of one-time or specific events or actions (such as natural disasters or operational disruptions). Additionally, variations in seasonal weather conditions (for example, the effect of heating or cooling days on building energy use) also influence annual GHG emissions. 2017-07-18 2020-06-14 Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat Greening-Vert@tbs-sct.gc.ca Economics and IndustryGovernment and PoliticsNature and EnvironmentSociety and CultureScience and TechnologyTransportgreenhouse gasemissionsGHGenergyfederalclimateenvironmentgreeninglow-carboncarbon footprintbuildingsfleets Item 7 - Data Dictionary for the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory DatasetsHTML https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/tbs-sct/documents/datasets/7.%202018-19%20Dictionnaire%20de%20données%20FR.docx Item 7 - Data Dictionary for the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory DatasetsHTML https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/tbs-sct/documents/datasets/7.%202018-19%20Data%20dictionary%20GHG%20inventory%20EN.docx Item 4 – Energy Use Related to Individual Federal FacilitiesCSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/6bed41cd-9816-4912-a2b8-b0b224909396/resource/fdc015b9-92b1-4059-9b38-d7c3ad4d27b5/download/cuserssmcdoomdesktopgctransfer4.-2018-19-energy-use-related-to-individual-federal-facilities-en.csv Item 4 – Energy Use Related to Individual Federal FacilitiesCSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/6bed41cd-9816-4912-a2b8-b0b224909396/resource/b71b0a20-8700-4b11-af87-2ab0ccb023d5/download/cuserssmcdoomdesktopgctransfer4.-2018-19-lutilisation-denergie-qui-sapplique-aux-installations-i.csv Item 5 - Greenhouse Gas Emissions Related to Federal Employee Work-Related Air TravelCSV https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/tbs-sct/documents/datasets/5.%202018-19%20Business%20Air%20Travel%20Open%20Data%20EN.csv Item 5 - Greenhouse Gas Emissions Related to Federal Employee Work-Related Air TravelCSV https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/tbs-sct/documents/datasets/5.%202018-19%20Voyages%20d’affaires%20aérien%20données%20ouvertes%20FR.csv Item 6 - Greenhouse Gas Emissions Related to National Safety and Security OperationsCSV https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/tbs-sct/documents/datasets/6.%202018-19%20NSS%20Open%20Data%20EN.csv Item 6 - Greenhouse Gas Emissions Related to National Safety and Security OperationsCSV https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/tbs-sct/documents/datasets/6.%202018-19%20SSN%20donnes%20ouvertes%20FR.csv Item 1 - Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Related to Federal Facilities and FleetsCSV https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/tbs-sct/documents/datasets/1.%202018-19%20Energy%20and%20Emissions%20Facilities%20and%20Fleets%20EN.csv Item 1 - Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Related to Federal Facilities and FleetsCSV https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/tbs-sct/documents/datasets/1.%202018-19%20Energie%20et%20émissions%20installations%20et%20parcs%20de%20véhicules%20FR.csv Item 2 - Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Related to Federal FacilitiesCSV https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/tbs-sct/documents/datasets/2.%202018-19%20Energy%20and%20Emissions%20Facilities%20EN.csv Item 2 - Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Related to Federal FacilitiesCSV https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/tbs-sct/documents/datasets/2. 2018-19 Energie et émissions installations FR.csv Item 3 - Fuel Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Related to Federal FleetsCSV https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/tbs-sct/documents/datasets/3. 2018-19 Fuel Use and Emissions Fleets EN.csv Item 3 - Fuel Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Related to Federal FleetsCSV https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/tbs-sct/documents/datasets/3. 2018-19 Carburant et les émissions parcs de véhicules FR.csv

Government of Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory

In December 2017, the Greening Government Strategy established climate and environmental commitments for the Government of Canada’s internal operations. The commitments include a target to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from federal facilities and fleets:

  • by 40% compared with 2005 levels by 2030, with an aspiration to achieve this target by 2025
  • by 80% compared with 2005 levels by 2050 (with an aspiration to be carbon neutral)

The target supports Canada’s climate goals, which are already established:

  • under the Paris Agreement on climate change
  • in the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change
  • in the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy

The Government of Canada tracks its energy use and its GHG emissions across 25 departments and agencies. As of fiscal year 2018-19, we have reduced GHG emissions from federal operations reported under the target by 32.6% from 2005 levels.

Sources of the Government of Canada’s GHG emissions are the energy used for its facilities (89%) and its fleet (11%):

  • facilities comprise office space, defence bases, laboratories and warehouses
  • fleets comprise on-road vehicles and off-road fleets, including cars, vans, trucks, boats, ships and planes

Certain sources of GHG emissions are excluded from the federal emissions reduction target because of their important role in ensuring the national safety and security of all Canadians. Federal organizations that exclude national safety and security emissions from the reduction target are still required to:

  • track and report emissions related to national safety and security
  • take steps to reduce these emissions

Moving forward, the Government of Canada will gather and share information from more federal organizations and from additional sources of GHG emissions. Doing so will allow for more open, transparent and complete reporting of federal GHG emissions. New open datasets from 2018-19 include:

  • energy and GHG reporting from Public Health Agency of Canada, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Library and Archives Canada and Canadian Security Intelligence Service
  • Facility-level energy consumption
  • GHG emissions from federal employee work-related air travel
  • GHG emissions from national safety and security operations

Please note that some year-to-year changes in GHG emissions may be due to data collection gaps, methodology or error correction refinements, while others may be the result of one-time or specific events or actions (such as natural disasters or operational disruptions). Additionally, variations in seasonal weather conditions (for example, the effect of heating or cooling days on building energy use) also influence annual GHG emissions.

  • Publisher - Current Organization Name: Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
  • Publisher - Organization Section Name: Centre for Greening Government
  • Contributor: National Defence, Public Services and Procurement Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Transport Canada, Parks Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canada Border Services Agency, Health Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, Employment and Social Development Canada, Indigenous Services Canada, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, Canada Revenue Agency, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Canadian Space Agency, Correctional Service Canada, National Research Council Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Public Health Agency of Canada, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Library and Archives Canada, Canadian Security Intelligence Service
  • Licence: Open Government Licence - Canada

Resources

Resource Name Resource Type Format Language Links
Item 7 - Data Dictionary for the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Datasets Guide HTML French Access
Item 7 - Data Dictionary for the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Datasets Guide HTML English Access
Item 4 – Energy Use Related to Individual Federal Facilities Dataset CSV English Access
Item 4 – Energy Use Related to Individual Federal Facilities Dataset CSV French Access
Item 5 - Greenhouse Gas Emissions Related to Federal Employee Work-Related Air Travel Dataset CSV English Access
Item 5 - Greenhouse Gas Emissions Related to Federal Employee Work-Related Air Travel Dataset CSV French Access
Item 6 - Greenhouse Gas Emissions Related to National Safety and Security Operations Dataset CSV English Access
Item 6 - Greenhouse Gas Emissions Related to National Safety and Security Operations Dataset CSV French Access
Item 1 - Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Related to Federal Facilities and Fleets Dataset CSV English Access
Item 1 - Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Related to Federal Facilities and Fleets Dataset CSV French Access
Item 2 - Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Related to Federal Facilities Dataset CSV English Access
Item 2 - Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Related to Federal Facilities Dataset CSV French Access
Item 3 - Fuel Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Related to Federal Fleets Dataset CSV English Access
Item 3 - Fuel Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Related to Federal Fleets Dataset CSV French Access

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