Greenhouse gas reporting: facilities

Information for and about facilities reporting greenhouse gas emissions.

Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program

New! The Government of Canada has published a notice in the Canada Gazette, outlining the 2017 reporting requirements for facilities emitting greenhouse gases.

Accurate monitoring 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 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 emissions of GHGs from Canadian facilities.

Starting with reports for the year 2017, the GHGRP will apply to a wider range of GHG emitting operations in Canada. All facilities that emit the equivalent of 10 000 tonnes (10 kilotonnes) or more of GHGs in carbon dioxide equivalent units (CO2 eq) per year will be required to submit a report.

Additionally, for 2017 reports, facilities engaged in the following activities will be required to provide additional data and to apply a prescribed methodological framework in determining their GHG emissions:

  • carbon capture, transport and geological storage.
  • lime manufacturing.
  • cement manufacturing.
  • iron and steel manufacturing.
  • aluminium manufacturing.

The Notice with respect to reporting of greenhouse gases (GHGs) for 2017 outlines the expanded reporting requirements for facilities. Facilities with emissions falling below the reporting threshold of 10 kilotonnes per year can voluntarily report their GHG emissions.

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