Annual greenhouse gas emissions in 2021 returned to pre pandemic levels, reaching 126,903 tonnes of CO2e. This annual increase in GHG emissions can be largely attributed to a return of passenger vehicle emissions which were significantly reduced during the pandemic. These 2021 numbers move us away from goals set within Whistler’s Big Moves strategy.
Scientists agree that greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) are contributing to global climate change. This changing climate will impact Whistler’s local economy, community life, visitor experience and the local natural environment. Climate change and GHG emissions are global and local issues that require solutions at all levels of government. Reducing Whistler’s GHG emissions is critical to the long-term sustainability of our community.
Total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions results include the GHGs emitted from generating the electricity we use, the energy we use to generate heat, transportation energy for the larger fleets of vehicles in Whistler, intra-community transportation energy as well emissions resulting from Whistler’s landfilled waste.
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