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Emissions Inventories and Forecasts

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Thousands of sources release air contaminants every day. Emissions sources range from vehicles and household furnaces, to marine vessels and large-scale industrial operations. Metro Vancouver prepares several inventories to keep track of these emissions.​​

 

 

Annual Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory for Metro VancouverAnnual Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory for Metro Vancouver<div class="ExternalClass62C6AB8BAD7D4868BF67711A8D97E4C5"><p>This inventory is completed annually and focuses on the Metro Vancouver region. It helps with tracking progress towards greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets. The inventory is in development and will first include annual GHG emissions data for the highest-emitting sectors, such as transportation, buildings, and industry, and then will expand to include additional emissions sources. This inventory also reports GHG emissions for each municipality, electoral area, and treaty First Nation within Metro Vancouver.​<br></p></div>
Lower Fraser Valley Emissions InventoryLower Fraser Valley Emissions Inventory<div class="ExternalClassC45885C268444156A01E694120373C76"><p>​​Metro Vancouver prepares a broader emissions inventory for the Lower Fraser Valley, which includes both the Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley regions, every five years. The inventory includes estimates of health-harming air contaminant and greenhouse gas emissions in these two regions for a range of sources, including transportation, industry, buildings, agriculture, and waste. The inventory also includes emissions trends over the past 20 years and a 20-year forecast of how emissions are expected to change in the future, in five-year increments.​</p><ul class="fa-ul"><li><span class="fa-li"><i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span> <a href="/services/air-quality-climate-action/Documents/lower-fraser-valley-air-emissions-inventory-forecast-2015.pdf" target="_blank" title="2015 Lower Fraser Valley Air Emissions Inventory and Forecast, March 2018">2015 Lower Fraser Valley Air Emissions Inventory and Forecast, March 2018</a></li>​</ul></div>
Consumption-Based Emissions InventoryConsumption-Based Emissions Inventory<div class="ExternalClassA8E8F9C0275141C3B66BD9FFF20187DB"><p>The consumption-based emissions inventory (CBEI) complements the Annual Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory for Metro Vancouver. The CBEI extends the annual GHG inventory by accounting for emissions that occur outside the region’s geographical boundary from goods and services that are consumed within the region, such as GHG emissions associated with production, transport, use, and disposal of goods.​​<br></p><ul class="fa-ul"><li> <span class="fa-li"> <i class="fa-light fa-file"></i></span> <a href="/services/air-quality-climate-action/Documents/metro-vancouver-consumption-based-emissions-inventory.pdf" target="_blank" title="Metro Vancouver Regional Consumption-Based Emissions Inventory, September 2021">Metro Vancouver Regional Consumption-Based Emissions Inventory, September 2021</a></li>​</ul></div>

Emissions inventory types at a glance

Emissi​on​s Inventory Details ​​Annual Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Lower Fraser Valley Emissions Inventory Consumption-Based Emissions Inventory
Air contaminants included ​​Carbon dioxide (CO2​)
M​ethane (CH4)
Nitrous oxide (N2O)
Greenhouse gases (CO2e)
Carbon monoxide (CO)
Nitrogen oxides (NOx)
Total particulate matter (PM)
Inhalabl​e particulate matter (PM10)
Fine particulate matter (PM2.5)
Sulphur oxides (SOx)
Volatile organic compounds (VOC)
Ammonia (NH3)
Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Methane (CH4)
Nitrous oxide (N2O)
Greenhouse gases (CO2e)
Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Methane (CH4)
Nitrous oxide (N2O)
Greenhouse gases (CO2e)
Geographic area ​​Metro Vancouver ​​​Lower Fraser Valley (includes Metro Vancouver and the south-western portion of the Fraser Valley Regional District) ​​​Metro Vancouver
Frequency of preparation Annually Every 5 years ​​​As needed
Years available ​​2010, 2015, 2019-2022 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015, 2020 Forecasts to: 2025, 2030, 2035, 2040 2015
GHG inventory scopes ​​Scope 1 (direct) and 2 (indirect, electricity) ​​​Scope 1 Scope 1, 2, 3 (indirect)
Key sectors included ​​Currently: on-road transportation (light- and heavy-duty vehicles), buildings
To come: aircraft, rail, marine, non-road equipment, agriculture, waste, electricity
Industry, transportation (light- and heavy-duty vehicles, aircraft, rail, marine, non-road equipment), buildings, agriculture, waste Transportation, buildings, food, consumables, waste​

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How We Measure Greenhouse Gas EmissionsHow We Measure Greenhouse Gas Emissions268109829

Where d​o air emis​​​sions com​e from in the Metro Vancouver region?

Health-Harming Air Contaminant Emissions

Smog-forming Emissions
Figures represent Metro Vancouver emissions data from 2015
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Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Figures represent Metro Vancouver emissions data from 2015​


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 Related links

 

 

Emission Reduction Studieshttps://metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality-climate-action/emission-reduction-studies, Emission Reduction StudiesEmission Reduction Studies
Industrial Facility Emission Test Resultshttps://metrovancouver.org/services/environmental-regulation-enforcement/air-quality-regulatory-program/emissions-monitoring, Industrial Facility Emission Test ResultsIndustrial Facility Emission Test Results
2015 Lower Fraser Valley Air Emissions Inventory and Forecasthttps://metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality-climate-action/Documents/lower-fraser-valley-air-emissions-inventory-forecast-2015.pdf, 2015 Lower Fraser Valley Air Emissions Inventory and Forecast2015 Lower Fraser Valley Air Emissions Inventory and Forecast
Metro Vancouver Regional Consumption-Based Emissions Inventoryhttps://metrovancouver.org/services/air-quality-climate-action/Documents/metro-vancouver-consumption-based-emissions-inventory.pdf, Metro Vancouver Regional Consumption-Based Emissions InventoryMetro Vancouver Regional Consumption-Based Emissions Inventory

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