Progress Reports

Climate Change Progress Reports

We’ve made strides with many of the targets we set in our Climate Action Plan in 2010. That said, we still have much more to do.

View our Climate Action Plan Progress Report [PDF - 961 KB] here, also summarized below.

Community Energy Emissions Inventory (CEEI)

The CEEI tracks energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from on-road transportation, buildings and solid waste. Our most recent stats are available to 2012 and show a:

  • 4% drop in transportation emissions.
  • 5% drop in building emissions.

Color Line Graph 1See how we compare to other area communities:

We have ambitious GHG emissions reduction targets to hit by 2020 from 2007 levels:

  • 50% reduction in municipal operations.
  • 33% reduction in the community. 

Leading by Example

Our strong commitment to reducing GHG emissions has given us an 12% reduction since 2007.


Several changes were made in the 2016 Corporate GHG Inventory calculation due to changes in the reporting platform and methodology.  This represented an increase of approximately 87 tonnes of  carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) that would not have been previously reported.  This provides a more comprehensive inventory, but is one reason why 2016 saw an increase in our Carbon Footprint.

Several exciting projects funded and completed in 2016 and 2017 are expected to result in considerable carbon reductions that should assist Saanich in moving further towards the 2020 GHG emission reduction target.  These include the Gordon Head Recreation Centre Air Source Heat Pump and the municipal hall lighting and boiler upgrades due for implementation in 2017.

Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) Report

Each year, we submit a report on our GHG emissions to the B.C. Government. When we submit the report, it ensures we continue to receive provincial grant money.