Inventory of federal greenhouse gas emissions fiscal year 2018 to 2019

The Government of Canada is committed to delivering a low-carbon, clean growth economy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We are sharing the emissions we currently track from our operations. Going forward we are committed to sharing a more comprehensive footprint.

Figure 1. Greenhouse gas emissions reported
Graphic showing the greenhouse gas emissions reported each fiscal year since 2015-06. Text version below:
Figure 1. Greenhouse gas emissions reported - Text version

Total federal greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (in kilotonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent) reported under the target in fiscal year 2005 to 2006 and 2018 to 2019. In fiscal year 2018 to 2019 the federal government reported 1,212 kilotonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent, which represents a 32.6% reduction since fiscal year 2005 to 2006.

Facilities generated 89% of federal greenhouse gas emissions reported under the target in the 2018 to 2019 fiscal year

Fleets Buildings
11% 89%
Figure 2. Reported federal greenhouse gas emissions in fiscal year 2018 to 2019 and reductions since 2005
Bar chart showing gas emissions per department. Text version below:
Figure 2. Reported federal greenhouse gas emissions in fiscal year 2018 to 2019 and reductions since 2005-06 - Text version

Total federal GHG emissions (in kilotonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent) reported under the target in fiscal year 2018 to 2019, by federal organization. GHG emissions are separated by facilities or fleet. The percentage reduction since fiscal year 2005 to 2006 is also shown for each federal organization.

The following table provides an overview of results:

Greenhouse gas emissions by federal organization in fiscal year 2018 to 2019 and the percentage change in emissions compared with fiscal year 2005 to 2006
Federal organization Emissions from facilities for fiscal year
2018 to 2019
(kt CO2 eq)
Emissions from fleets for fiscal year
2018 to 2019
(kt CO2 eq)
Total emissions for fiscal year
2018 to 2019
(kt CO2 eq)
Percentage change
compared with fiscal year
2005 to 2006
National Defence 503.6 30.8 534.4 -32%
Public Services and Procurement Canada 127.3 0.8 128.2 -54%
Correctional Service Canada 122.1 2.2 124.3 -12%
Royal Canadian Mounted Police 86.7 2.7 89.4 -21%
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 59.3 4.1 63.4 -37%
Transport Canada 4.9 48.5 53.4 -13%
National Research Council Canada 42.6 1.4 44.0 -40%
Parks Canada 23.6 14.8 38.4 -5%
Fisheries and Oceans Canada 22.3 7.1 29.4 -34%
Canadian Food Inspection Agency 18.5 3.9 22.4 -32%
Natural Resources Canada 20.8 0.8 21.6 -38%
Environment and Climate Change Canada 11.9 3.0 14.9 -31%
Canada Border Services Agency 9.5 4.0 13.5 4%
Health Canada 11.9 0.7 12.6 -44%
Public Health Agency of Canada 8.3 0 8.3 16%
Canadian Security Intelligence Service 3.6 0 3.6 -48%
Library and Archives Canada 2.5 0 2.5 -15%
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada 2.3 0.1 2.4 11%
Indigenous Services Canada 0 1.9 1.9 0%
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 0.6 1.0 1.6 -49%
Canadian Space Agency 1.3 0 1.3 -43%
Employment and Social Development Canada 0 0.3 0.3 -78%
Canada Revenue Agency 0 0.2 0.2 -46%
Shared Services Canada 0 0.2 0.2 0%
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 0 0.1 0.1 -35%
Total 1,062.2 128.7 1,212.8 -32.6%

Sources of greenhouse gas emissions reported under the target in the 2018 to 2019 fiscal year

Figure 3. Sources of greenhouse gas emissions reported in the 2018 to 2019 fiscal year
Graphic using circles to compare sources of greenhouse gas emissions. Text version below:
Figure 3. Sources of greenhouse gas emissions reported in the 2018 to 2019 fiscal year

Sources of federal GHG emissions reported under the target in fiscal year 2018 to 2019, by energy category. From highest to lowest; natural gas (48%), electricity (25%), fuel oil (15%), district energy (6%), other fuels (2%) and gasoline (4%).

Sources of greenhouse gas emissions from federal fleets under the target in the 2018 to 2019 fiscal year

Figure 4. Sources of greenhouse gas emissions from federal fleets reported in the 2018 to 2019 fiscal year
Graphic using icons of vehicles to represent sources of greenhouse gas emissions. Text version below:
Figure 4. Sources of greenhouse gas emissions from federal fleets reported in the 2018 to 2019 fiscal year - Text version

Sources of GHG emissions from the federal fleet reported under the target in fiscal year 2018 to 2019. From highest to lowest; on-road (59%), marine vessels (28%), aircraft (9%), and other equipment (4%).

Fiscal year 2018 to 2019 greenhouse gas emissions from federal facilities by province/territory

Figure 5. Fiscal year 2018 to 2019 greenhouse gas emissions from federal facilities by province/territory
Map of Canada showing the greenhouse gas emissions for each province. Text version below:
Figure 5. Fiscal year 2018 to 2019 greenhouse gas emissions from federal facilities by province/territory - Text version

A map of Canada displays the significance of GHG emissions from federal facilities in each province/territory, reported in fiscal year 2018 to 2019. These GHG emissions are a result of federal operations located in Ontario (27%), Nova Scotia (16%), Alberta (16%), Quebec (10%), Saskatchewan (7%), New Brunswick (6%), British Columbia (5%), Manitoba (4%), Newfoundland and Labrador (3%), Northwest Territories (2%), Nunavut (2%), Prince Edward Island (1%), and Yukon (0.3%)

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