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


3.1 Data source

The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions from Large Facilities indicator is based on 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).

3.3 Temporal coverage

The indicator reports 2012 facility GHGRP data.

3.4 Data completeness

The total facility-reported GHG emissions for 2012 represent just over one third (37%) of Canada’s total GHG emissions and over half (57%) of Canada’s industrial GHG emissionsFootnote [1] as reported in the 2012 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 June 1.


Footnote 1

Canada's industrial GHG emissions referred to here include the following GHG categories from the National Inventory Report 1990–2012: Greenhouse Gas Sources and Sinks in Canada: Stationary Combustion Sources (except Residential), Other Transportation, Fugitive Sources, Industrial Processes and Waste.

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