The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) has been committed to measuring the community’s energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission footprint since 2000.
The current community data set includes performance insights, trends and detailed estimates. See the monitoring data results.
The vast majority (90 per cent) of Whistler’s emissions are from vehicle transport and the built environment. Personal transport within Whistler is the biggest source of GHG emissions, accounting for 56 per cent of total emissions. Emissions have declined by 6 per cent in the buildings sector since 2007 but they still account for 34 per cent of Whistler’s emissions, with commercial buildings representing 24 per cent and residential buildings 11% of the total. The waste sector is Whistler’s best performing sector reducing emissions by 90 per cent since 2005. There are a wide variety of sustainable transportation options in Whistler.
Even with the increased urgency to address climate change, we are unfortunately not on track to achieve our existing climate targets which are set at achieving reductions of 33 per cent by 2020, 80% by 2050, and 90 per cent by 2060 – all below 2007 levels. As we increase our efforts, we need a target that is in the nearer term to motivate action and increase accountability.
The recommended 2030 target for Whistler is a 50 per cent GHG reduction below 2007 emissions, meaning that by 2030, emissions are capped at 66,000 t-CO2e.
Each year the RMOW reports on the energy and GHG emissions performance for the Whistler community as well as the RMOW’s internal corporate operations.
The reports include performance data, key trends and insights, as well as benchmarks on performance against council-adopted targets. These reports are intended to support and inform the strategic management of energy and climate-changing emissions across the community.
- 2018 Annual Report
- 2017 Annual Report
- 2016 Annual Report
- 2014 Annual Report
- 2013 Annual Report
- 2011 Annual Report
- 2010 Annual Report
Starting August 2018, quarterly updates to the Community Energy and Climate Action Plan (CECAP) will be available to track progress.
Climate action revenue incentive reports
The RMOW assembles Climate Action Revenue Incentive Reports (CARIP) for the Ministry of Community, Sports & Cultural Development.
- 2019 CARIP Report
- 2018 CARIP Report
- 2017 CARIP Report
- 2016 CARIP Report
- 2015 CARIP Report
- 2014 CARIP Report
- 2013 CARIP Report
- 2012 CARIP Report
- 2011 CARIP Report
- British Columbia GHG Inventory (2012)
- British Columbia GHG Emission Inventory (2008)
- Canada’s GHG Emission Inventory (2008)
- Global GHG Emission Data (2004)