Inventory of federal greenhouse gas emissions Fiscal year 2017 to 2018

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 in fiscal year 2005 to 2006 and 2017 to 2018. In fiscal year 2017 to 2018 the federal government reported 1,114 kilotonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent, which represents a 32% reduction since fiscal year 2005 to 2006.

Fiscal year 2017 to 2018 greenhouse gas emissions reported

1,114 kilotonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent

Progress since fiscal year 2005 to 2006

It went down 32%

Facilities generated 89% of federal greenhouse gas emissions reported in the 2017 to 2018 fiscal year

Fleets Buildings
11% 89%
Figure 2. Reported federal greenhouse gas emissions in fiscal year 2017 to 2018 and reductions since 2005
Bar chart showing gas emissions per department. Text version below:
Figure 2. Reported federal greenhouse gas emissions in scal year 2017 to 2018 and reductions since 2005 - Text version

Total federal GHG emissions (in kilotonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent) reported in fiscal year 2017 to 2018, 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:

Federal organization Emissions from facilities for fiscal year
2017 to 2018
(kt CO2 eq)
Emissions from fleets for fiscal year
2017 to 2018
(kt CO2 eq)
Total emissions for fiscal year
2017 to 2018
(kt CO2 eq)
Percentage change
compared with fiscal year
2005 to 2006

Table 4 Notes

Table 4 Note 1

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police will begin reporting GHG emissions from facilities in fiscal year 2018 to 2019.

Return to table 4 note 1 referrer

National Defence 514.6 29.9 544.5 -31%
Public Services and Procurement Canada 128 0.8 128.8 -54%
Correctional Service Canada 118 2.5 120.5 -14%
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 63.5 4.4 67.9 -32%
Transport Canada 3.8 53.8 57.6 -5%
National Research Council Canada 51.2 1.4 52.6 -29%
Parks Canada 25 14 38.9 -5%
Fisheries and Oceans Canada 21.4 6.9 28.3 -36%
Health Canada 18.8 2.1 20.9 -13%
Natural Resources Canada 18.6 0.7 19.3 -44%
Environment and Climate Change Canada 12.8 3.2 16 -25%
Canada Border Services Agency 8.3 4 12.4 1%
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada 1.8 0.4 2.3 -16%
Canadian Space Agency 1.3 0 1.3 -43%
Royal Canadian Mounted Policetable 4 note 1 0 1.1 1.1 -73%
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 0 1.1 1.1 -44%
Employment and Social Development Canada 0 0.3 0.3 -77%
Canada Revenue Agency 0 0.2 0.2 -44%
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 0 0.1 0.1 -46%
Total 987 127.1 1114.1 -32%

Sources of greenhouse gas emissions reported in the 2017 to 2018 fiscal year

Figure 3. Sources of greenhouse gas emissions reported in the 2017 to 2018 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 2017 to 2018 fiscal year

Sources of federal GHG emissions reported in fiscal year 2017 to 2018, by energy category. From highest to lowest; natural gas (47%), electricity (25%), fuel oil (13%), district energy (6%), other fuels (5%) and gasoline (4%).

Sources of greenhouse gas emissions from federal fleets reported in the 2017 to 2018 fiscal year

Figure 4. Sources of greenhouse gas emissions from federal fleets reported in the 2017 to 2018 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 2017 to 2018 fiscal year - Text version

Sources of GHG emissions from the federal fleet reported in fiscal year 2017 to 2018. From highest to lowest; on-road (55%), marine vessels (32%), aircraft (10%), and other equipment (3%).

Fiscal year 2017 to 2018 greenhouse gas emissions from federal facilities by province/territory

Figure 5. Fiscal year 2017 to 2018 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 2017 to 2018 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 2017 to 2018. These GHG emissions are a result of federal operations located in Ontario (31%), Nova Scotia (18%), Alberta (14.2%), Quebec (10.9%), Saskatchewan (5.9%), New Brunswick (5.9%), British Columbia (4.5%), Newfoundland (3.2%), Manitoba (2.5%), Nunavut (2.4%), Prince Edward Island (0.9%), Northwest Territories (0.7%), and Yukon (0.2%)

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