Greenhouse Gas Reporting & Data

The City of Victoria is dedicating to providing up to date and transparent reporting on greenhouse gas emissions.

Emissions Reduction Targets

The City of Victoria has committed to an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions relative to 2007 levels and a shift from GHG-intensive fossil fuels to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050 as outlined in the 2018 Climate Leadership Plan.  The City is now ten years away from the 2030 interim target to reduce community GHG emissions by 50 percent compared to 2007 levels. Achieving these targets will require bold action to overcome barriers and unlock opportunities for emissions reductions.

As of 2019, the long-term trend shows that community GHG emissions have dropped by approximately 11 percent since 2007. This rate needs to more than double to put Victoria on track to meet the Climate Leadership Plan GHG emissions reduction targets.

As of 2019, the long-term trend shows that community GHG emissions have dropped by approximately 11 percent since 2007. This rate needs to more than double to put Victoria on track to meet the Climate Leadership Plan GHG emissions reduction targets.

            2020 Climate Leadership Plan Progress Report

In order to provide an update to City Council and the residents of Victoria, Progress Reports that describe the steps taken to implement and reach the goals, targets, and actions defined in the Climate Leadership Plan will be produced every two years. The first report was prepared in November 2020 and was accompanied by an infographic depicting our climate achievements since July of 2018 when the Climate Leadership Plan was released. 

         

 

CDP Reporting

CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project, runs a global environmental disclosure system for municipalities and businesses wanting to publicly disclose their GHG emissions. Each year, CDP supports thousands of companies, cities, states, and regions to measure and manage their risks and opportunities related to climate change, water security, and deforestation. Since 2014, the City of Victoria has reported our community emissions to CDP in order to meet reporting obligations as required by signatories to the Global Covenant of Mayors.

In 2019, Victoria received an ‘A’ score for our actions taken to address climate change. ‘A List’ cities, as defined by CDP, are leading the low-carbon transition while safe-guarding citizens and ensuring that they remain prosperous places to live and work. 

Check out the City of Victoria’s 2019 CDP report on community emissions and our score:

 

Provincial CARIP Reporting

The Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) is a grant offered to local governments that have signed the BC Climate Action Charter. The grant, equal to the amount the City pays annually in Carbon Tax, helps fund City initiatives to lower greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the changing climate.

As part of our commitment to the BC Climate Action Charter, we publish our annual CARIP reports:

2019 CARIP Survey Report [PDF - 31 KB]

Previous CARIP Reports

2018 CARIP Survey Report [PDF - 319 KB]

2017 CARIP Survey Report [PDF - 255 KB]

2016 CARIP Survey Report [PDF - 395 KB]

2015 CARIP Survey Report [PDF - 303 KB]