Sustainability Planning

Emissions Reduction

Energy Planning and Emissions Reductions - City of Terrace

In 2007 the Province, the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) and Local Governments agreed, through the Climate Action Charter, to collectively take action on climate change by reducing greenhouse gases. The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets Act (2007) set a province-wide reduction target of 33% from 2007 levels by 2020.

The City of Terrace signed on to the BC Climate Action Charter in 2008. In addition to committing to become carbon neutral with respect to our operations by 2012 this charter also commits the City of Terrace to measure and report on our community greenhouse gas emission profile and to work to create a compact, more energy efficient community. In 2009 we developed a greenhouse gas emissions inventory to help us better understand where our City emissions come from. With this information we continually look for emission reduction opportunities in all departments.

VIEW our 2009 Corporate (City) Greenhouse Gas Corporate Inventory here
Note: We are currently working to update this inventory in order to meet the requirements of our commitment to the BC Climate Action Charter.

In 2008, the BC government announced that community signatories to the Climate Action Charter would be eligible for the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) grant if they agreed to report annually on climate action progress.
VIEW the latest City of Terrace Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program Report here

Energy Planning and Emissions Reductions - Community Wide

To assist local governments in measuring emissions reductions within the larger community, the Ministry of Environment has prepared a GHG inventory for every regional district and municipality. VIEW the Terrace inventory here. This inventory provides a baseline for future comparison and assists in monitoring our progress towards achieving identified targets.

The City of Terrace has set the following GHG reduction targets:

  • 5% below 2007 levels by 2015
  • 11% below 2007 levels by 2020
  • 80% below 2007 levels by 2050