In 2007, UBC established a Technical Advisory Committee of academic, operations, staff and student members to measure our GHG emissions. 

The initial inventory used the World Resources Institute Greenhouse Gas Protocol to quantify 2006 emissions, which include direct and indirect emissions (Scope 1 and Scope 2), and optional emissions (Scope 3). 

reduction in GHG emissions since 2007, despite an increase in both building space and enrolment.


Based on the recognition that we can influence emission reductions beyond our operational boundary, we have been tracking Scope 3 emissions that go beyond Provincial requirements.

Our GHG Inventory Reports now include faculty, staff and student daily commuting, faculty and staff air travel, building lifecycle, and waste.


Inventories for our Vancouver campus emissions have been completed each year since 2006: