Corporate GHG Emissions
We measure progress towards long-term outcomes by tracking key indicators for the Peel community.
Why is this important?
- Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions are a primary contributor to climate change.
- There is increasing evidence that climate change will have direct and indirect impacts on people's health, the environment, infrastructure, and the economy.
- The Region of Peel is committed to understanding and addressing climate change impacts and challenges for Peel.
- We will reduce GHG emissions from our facilities and our fleet to 10% below 1990 levels by 2019, and aim to be 80% below 1990 levels by 2050.
How is this measured?
- We use tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e) to quantify the Region of Peel GHG emissions into the atmosphere.
- The tCO2e for the Region of Peel was measured using annual energy and fuel consumption data collected from Peel's energy billing system and fleet management cost centres.
- This approach for GHG tracking is aligned with the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) protocol.
What progress are we making?
- Since 2010, GHG emissions from The Region of Peel's facilities and fleet has dropped by 34,309 tonnes of CO2 equivalent (tCO2e).
- Under the Term of Council Priority Adapt to and Mitigate the Effects of Climate Change, the Region of Peel is focusing efforts on reducing GHGs emitted by our own facilities and our fleet.
- In 2016, we formed a new Office of Climate Change and Energy Management that will work with Brampton, Caledon, and Mississauga, Conservation Authorities, and other community partners to understand and address the impacts of climate change for our community for the long-term.
- In 2016, the reduction is 15% greenhouse gas emissions below 1990 levels.