Pertains to corporate operations only, community greenhouse gas emissions are being addressed under the Community Energy and Emissions Action Plan
Plan includes emission reduction targets of 25% by 2015, 36% by 2020, and 43% by 2025 below 2007 levels
Plan includes a forecast for 2050 emission reduction predictions, this is an estimated value based on current day assumptions and is not a firm commitment target
Reduction targets will be re-evaluated and refined every five years in order to incorporate advances in technology and improvements in available data
Greenhouse gas inventories are completed each year in order to monitor and track progress
Staff engagement is crucial to the implementation and ongoing success of the greenhouse gas reduction plan
The City of Nelson approved the Corporate Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan in May of 2010 with greenhouse gas emissions decrease of 25% by 2015 below 2007 levels at a cost of approximately $1.2 million.
The City of Nelson's Corporate Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan (PDF) presents a measured approach to the reduction of the City's corporate greenhouse gas emissions. The goals outlined is this plan are in line with Provincial targets and will place the City on a trajectory to achieve long-term emission reductions within the range of those agreed upon by the global scientific community.