Wellington region GHG emissions profile
The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory for the Wellington region covers emissions generated directly and indirectly by the communities of the cities and districts within the region and for the region as a whole. This includes emissions from a number of different sectors: Stationary Energy Use, Transport, Waste, Industrial Processes and Product Use, Agriculture and Forestry.
The Inventory covers the following six greenhouse gases: carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6). GHG emissions are reported on a financial year basis from 2000/01 through to 2012/13.
A consortium of councils in the Wellington region (Wellington City Council , Porirua City Council , Kāpiti Coast District Council, Hutt City Council, Upper Hutt City Council, and Greater Wellington Regional Council) jointly commissioned the GHG Inventory report, which was prepared by URS New Zealand Ltd. The councils commissioned the report in order to improve understanding of the sources of greenhouse gas emissions across the region over time, and to help inform strategic planning processes. The report provides useful information for researchers, the business community, central government and Wellington region residents.