Data Sources and Methods for the Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Large Facilities Indicator
3.1 Data source
The Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Large Facilities indicator is based on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions data taken from Environment and Climate Change Canada's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Program (GHGRP) for facilities.
3.2 Spatial coverage
The GHGRP provides local GHG emissions data from the largest industrial and other emitters in Canada (those emitting 50 kilotonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent or more per year). Facilities with emissions falling below the reporting threshold of 50 kilotonnes per year can voluntarily report their GHG emissions.
3.3 Temporal coverage
The indicator reports 2014 facility GHGRP data. The interactive map reports facilities for the years 2005 to 2014.
3.4 Data completeness
The total facility-reported GHG emissions for 2014 represent just over one third (36%) of Canada's total GHG emissions as reported in the 2014 National Inventory Report.
3.5 Data timeliness
The GHGRP data are collected on an annual basis. Facilities are required to report their GHG emissions to Environment and Climate Change Canada by June 1.
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