Technical guidance on reporting greenhouse gas emissions

Reporting Requirements of 2016 Greenhouse Gas Emissions

In the Canada Gazette notice entitled Notice with respect to reporting of greenhouse gases (GHGs) for 2016, published in December 2016, Environment and Climate Change Canada released the GHG reporting requirements for the calendar year 2016. This notice supports the annual mandatory reporting of GHG emissions by facilities under Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Program (GHGRP). The reporting requirements for 2016 are the same as last year’s.

As initiated for the reporting of 2013 emissions, facilities are required to use the updated Global Warming Potential (GWP) values to assess whether they meet the 50-kilotonne carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2 eq) reporting threshold and in reporting their emissions in CO2 eq values. These updated GWP values are from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate ChangeFootnote1 (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report.

The 2016 Canada Gazette notice is available online. Please visit Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Greenhouse Gas website for further details on the GHGRP.

This latest version of the technical guidance document contains minor changes from 2015 (e.g., clarification of some definitions, official change in department name, program contact information).

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