The B.C. government has released its 2010 Community Energy and Emissions Inventory (CEEI) reports for all local governments. These reports assist local governments in monitoring progress toward community-wide GHG emissions reduction targets for their official community plans.
The 2010 CEEI reports reflect a variety of improvements to the information, including more accurate emissions estimates for the core sectors of transportation, buildings and solid waste. Also included are estimates of land-use changes from deforestation activities and emissions from livestock.
The previous CEEI data released in 2010 provided a consistent set of estimates of 2007 energy consumption and GHG emissions for all B.C. communities. This information proved useful to these communities by providing a valuable baseline to track the progress of policies and programs to reduce their carbon pollution levels.
The CEEI reports help local governments meet their commitments under the Climate Action Charter to measure and report on community GHG emissions profiles. They also help to inform targets and policies for local governments under the green communities legislation. These reports provide a fuller climate action picture for local governments as they plan future policies and programs.
The information can be accessed on the Ministry of Environment's website and through the Climate Action Toolkit.
Earlier this week, the provincial government announced that school districts throughout B.C. will be receiving their share of $5 million as part of ongoing funding to support their energy-efficiency upgrades, which are key to attaining carbon neutrality. Government also released a report entitled Carbon Neutral BC - Leading Change and Inspiring Action in B.C.'s Public Sector.
The report provides stories about the leadership being shown across the public sector and highlights key accomplishments, such as the fact that 70 per cent of all public sector organizations have replaced fleet vehicles with more fuel-efficient models and that there has been a 60 per cent reduction in emissions for core government travel since 2008.
Ministry of Environment