UBC compiles an annual Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory to measure and monitor our campus emissions, which are reported in our annual Carbon Neutral Action Report.
About the GHG Inventory
We established a Technical Advisory Committee of academic, operations, staff and student members in 2007 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).
The committee elected to adopt the broadest approach to scoping our GHGs, including faculty, staff and student daily commuting, and paper procurement, among other items. This was based on the recognition that we can influence emission reductions beyond our operational boundary.
Our strategies for reducing emissions are outlined in our Climate Action Plan.
Inventory (2006 – present)
Inventories for our Vancouver campus emissions have been completed each year since 2006: