Facility Greenhouse Gas Reporting
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Program
Accurate tracking of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is an important part of assessing Canada’s overall environmental performance. Since March 2004, the Government of Canada has required facilities across Canada to report their GHG emissions annually through the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Program (GHGRP).
Facility GHG emissions reporting contributes to the development, implementation and evaluation of climate change and energy use policies and strategies by providing a more precise picture of the sources and amounts of GHG emissions from Canada's largest emitters.
So far the GHGRP has applied to the largest GHG emitting operations in Canada. All facilities that emit the equivalent of 50 000 tonnes (50 kilotonnes) or more of GHGs in carbon dioxide equivalent units (CO2 eq) per year are required to submit a report. Facilities with emissions falling below the reporting threshold of 50 kilotonnes per year can voluntarily report their GHG emissions.
New! Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is considering changes to the GHGRP, starting in 2017.
ECCC is considering an expansion to the reporting requirements under the GHGRP, in order to enable the direct use of the reported data in Canada’s National GHG Inventory, increase the consistency and comparability of GHG data across jurisdictions, and obtain a more comprehensive picture of Canadian facility emissions.
The proposed changes will expand reporting requirements, including:
- Lowering the reporting threshold from 50 000 tonnes to 10 000 tonnes. All facilities that emit the equivalent of 10 000 tonnes (10 kilotonnes) or more of GHGs in CO2 eq units per year will be required to submit a report.
- Reporting of additional data (e.g., more detailed emissions, quantities of fuels or feedstocks consumed, etc) and applying specific quantification methods to determine emissions. These new requirements will be gradually phased-in by sectors.
ECCC will be consulting with stakeholders on the proposed changes in early 2017, in advance of issuing requirements for 2017. Information about the proposed changes to the program and plans for consultation are outlined in the Notice of intent to inform stakeholders of upcoming consultations on proposed changes to the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program, published on December 10, 2016.
Reporting for 2016 will remain unchanged from previous years – the Notice with respect to reporting of greenhouse gases (GHGs) for 2016, now available, outlines requirements for facilities.
Information for operators of facilities required to report to the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Program.
Search facility-reported greenhouse gas emissions, view data summaries and trends analysis.
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