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Durham Climate Dashboard

The Durham Climate Dashboard serves to monitor the Durham Community Energy Plan's progress in achieving climate targets. The plan aims to accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy involving efficient energy use, sustainable buildings, renewable energy adoption, and electrification. This site tracks these efforts and facilitates ongoing evaluation of progress towards achieving greenhouse gas emission reductions.

Total regional community-wide GHG emissions

In response to Regional Council’s climate emergency declaration, in 2021 the Region adopted new community GHG targets, which are: 10% below by 2025, 30% by 2030, and 100% by 2050 from 2019 levels to align with the federal government’s 2050 net zero commitment.

On the year 2022 Total regional GHG emissions was 6459077 tCO₂e/year. Latest observed value in 2030 was 4575200 tCO₂e/year. The goal for the year 2050 is 10 tCO₂e/year. Since 2022 reduction is 1883877.0 tCO₂e/year. 4575190 tCO₂e/year still needs to be reduced before the year 2050.6,500,000 tCO₂e/yearReduced tCO₂e/year4,600,000 tCO₂e/yearLeft to reduce4,600,000 tCO₂e/year10 tCO₂e/yearGoal202220302050
Total regional GHG emissions

This visualization of Durham's 2022 greenhouse gas emissions focuses on Scope 1 and 2 emissions. Scope 1 emissions are those released within the geographical boundary of Durham Region, while Scope 2 emissions are those released in other regions to supply grid electricity used in Durham Region.