Carbon Neutral Action Reports

The Carbon Neutral Action Report (CNAR) is an annual report through which all provincial public sector organizations (PSOs) publicly disclose details related to their achievement of carbon neutrality.

CNAR reporting provides a record of each PSO’s greenhouse gas emissions, offset purchases, and reduction plans and actions. As such, the CNAR offers a valuable idea bank for organizations seeking to reduce their own energy use and carbon footprint.

All Carbon Neutral Action Reports are available to view in the Annual Reports and CNARs Table. 2016 reports will be posted on June 30, 2017.

2015 CNAR Summary & Highlights

  • Since 2010, emissions are down by 5 percent–approximately 44,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e) after weather normalization
  • Since 2010, almost half of PSOs have achieved a 15 percent reduction in emissions; 16 percent have reduced emissions by approximately 25 percent
  • In 2015, B.C. PSOs invested $15.6 million in 624,585 tonnes of carbon offsets, encouraging innovative reduction projects across all industry sectors

Historical Data

B.C. Public Sector Emissions


2010 (baseline)


% Reduction

Total Emissions




Emissions Requiring Offsets




Weather-normalized Total Emissions




Weather-normalized Emissions Requiring Offsets




Annual data is sometimes amended after the publication of a given year's reports. Accordingly, the table above, which reflects data updated in June 2016, provides revised baseline year data. 2010 is the benchmark against which subsequent years' performance has been measured.

Annual Reports CNARs Table

For all CNARs and related reports, please view the full CNARs Table.

CNG Year in Review

Carbon Neutral Government Year in Review
  • 2015 (PDF, 2.5 MB)
    includes offsets portfolio
  • 2014 (PDF, 7.9 MB)
  • 2013 (PDF, 1.8 MB)
  • 2012 (PDF, 1.8 MB)
  • 2011 (PDF, 1 MB)
  • 2010 (PDF, 3.6 MB)
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