Climate Change in Niagara

Our climate change program looks at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and reducing the risks and maximizing the benefits from anticipated climate change.

Niagara Region created two Climate Change Plans in 2013:

These Plans are currently under review.

Emission Inventories

Completed in 2010 - A greenhouse gas emissions inventory for the baseline year of 2006. This was done for our corporate and community emissions.

Community Greenhouse Gas Emissions Summary

eCO2 (tonnes) Emission Source
40% 1,657,856 Transportation
25% 427,571 Industrial
23% 950,055 Residential
10% 427,571 Commercial
2% 71,173 Community waste

Corporate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Summary

eCO2 Emission Source
40% 22,465 Water and wastewater
30% 16,697 Buildings
27% 14,875 Vehicle fleet
2% 1,282 Corporate waste
1% 458 Traffic signals and beacons

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