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Data Sources and Methods for the Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Large Facilities Indicator

3. Data

3.1 Data source

The Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Large Facilities indicator is based on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions data taken from Environment Canada's Facility Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Program (GHGRP).

3.2 Spatial coverage

The GHGRP provides local GHG emissions data from the largest industrial and other emitters in Canada (those emitting 50 kilotonnes [kt] of carbon dioxide equivalent [CO2 eq] or more per year). Facilities with emissions falling below the reporting threshold of 50 kt per year can voluntarily report their GHG emissions.

3.3 Temporal coverage

The indicator reports 2013 facility GHGRP data. The interactive map reports facilities for the years 2004 to 2013.

3.4 Data completeness

The total facility-reported GHG emissions for 2013 represent just over one third (36%) of Canada's total GHG emissions as reported in the 2013 National Inventory Report (NIR).

3.5 Data timeliness

The GHGRP data are collected on an annual basis. Facilities are required to report their GHG emissions to Environment Canada by 1 June.