Greenhouse Gas Mitigation
In 2015, ECW staff received training from the Canadian Standards Association to quantify and reduce greenhouse gas emissions according to the international standard ISO 14064. Since then, ECW has worked with municipalities in southwestern New Brunswick to understand their greenhouse gas emissions. Utilizing the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Partners for Climate Protection Program framework, four area municipalities have established a reduction target of 20% below 2015 levels by 2030. Work has begun to complete the reduction plans, with public engagement scheduled to take place in March, 2019.
The greenhouse gas management program has received support from New Brunswick Environment and Local Government, and New Brunswick Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour.
Greenhouse gas emissions of Charlotte County municipalities