Our Progress, Our Path
Learn about our community's progress towards our greenhouse gas reduction target of 6% below 2010 levels by 2020. This report marks the halfway point toward 2020. It outlines changes in our community's carbon footprint between 2010 and 2015, and promotes further action by sharing opportunities for community members and local organizations to contribute to reaching our target by 2020. Read the report below and join us on June 22.
Every six months we release an update, which highlights the progress made by actions in the Climate Action Plan. Check here to see some of our past milestones. Next Progress Snapshot will be released in Fall 2017.
Our 2010 Carbon Footprint
ClimateActionWR's target of 6% below 2010 levels by 2020 is based on an inventory of Waterloo Region's GHG emissions completed in May of 2012. This community-scale inventory shows the “carbon footprint” of Waterloo Region through local energy use, fuel consumption, and methane released from our landfill and local livestock.
Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Forecast Report for Waterloo Region
In May of 2012, ClimateActionWR completed a community-scale GHG emissions inventory for Waterloo Region using 2010 as a base year. This report summarizes the inventory process, GHG emissions data collected and 10-year emission forecast out to the year 2020. The inventory shows the “carbon footprint” of Waterloo Region through local energy use, traffic volume, waste sent to landfill, and some agricultural activities. The report was updated in March 2013 to reflect a reassessment of the transportation sector emissions.
Infographic: Our Community Carbon Footprint
The infographic showcases the results of the community-scale GHG emissions inventory for Waterloo Region in a fun way!
The next inventory to measure progress towards our target will be completed in 2017 using 2015's data and then again in 2021 using 2020's data.
2015 Progress Report (completed in 2017 - Our Path, Our Progress)
2020 Final Re-inventory Report (to be completed in 2021)