The province has set a target to reduce provincial greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 33% by 2020 from 2007 levels. Local governments will play a role in meeting this target as they have some influence over energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions through their municipal mandates.
Many communities have developed energy and GHG emission reduction plans in B.C. and are moving forward with implementation initiatives. An important component of these plans is measuring the current state of energy consumption and GHG emissions, and tracking the community?s progress over time. As well, over 100 communities in B.C. have signed the Climate Action Charter ? indicating their commitment to undertake the measurement of GHG emissions.
The Sheltair Group. 2008. Community Energy & Emissions Inventory (CEEI) Secondary Indicators for Community Inventory Interpretation