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.
BEYOND PROVINCIAL REQUIREMENTS
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.
INVENTORY REPORTS (2006-PRESENT)
Inventories for our Vancouver campus emissions have been completed each year since 2006:
- 2017 GHG Inventory
- 2016 GHG Inventory
- 2015 GHG Inventory
- 2014 GHG Inventory
- 2013 GHG Inventory
- 2012 GHG Inventory
- 2011 GHG Inventory
- 2010 GHG Inventory
- 2009 GHG Inventory
- 2008 GHG Inventory
- 2007 GHG Inventory
- 2006 GHG Inventory
Find out more about UBC’s actions and progress towards carbon neutrality in the Carbon Neutral Action Report.