Provincial greenhouse gas emissions inventory
B.C.'s Provincial Inventory reports the GHG emissions included in the province’s legislated emissions reduction targets (a 16% decrease by 2025, 40% by 2030, 60% by 2040, and 80% by 2050). It also reports emissions from changes in land use and forest management for information purposes only.
The Climate Action Secretariat prepares and publishes the Provincial Inventory annually, with up to a two-year delay to allow time to assemble the information. The 1990-2018 Provincial Inventory was published in August 2020.
In 2018, British Columbia's gross greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, as reported in the Provincial Inventory, were 67.9 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2e). This is an increase of 4.5 MtCO2e (7%) from 63.4 MtCO2e in 2007, the baseline year for our emission reduction targets.
Net emissions in 2018, after including 1.0 MtCO2e in offsets from forest management projects not covered in the inventory, were 66.9 MtCO2e. This is an increase of 3.5 MtCO2e (6%) from 2007.
- Provincial Inventory 1990-2018 (XLS, 249 KB)
- Provincial Inventory Methodology Book 1990-2018 (PDF, 774 KB)
- Method Changes and Exceptions Table 1990-2018 (PDF, 225 KB)
Community energy and emissions data:
- B.C. utilities energy data at the community level (XLSX, 3.1 MB)
- B.C. landfill waste data at the community level (XLSX, 102 KB)
- Historic 2007, 2010 and 2012 data