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BC Greenhouse Gas Emissions:

Total greenhouse gas emissions in 2016 in B.C. were 62.3 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent. This is a 1.5% increase in emissions since 2015 and a 2.2% decrease in emissions since 2007—the Government of British Columbia’s baseline year for assessing reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

The legislated target for 2030 is a reduction of 25.4 million tonnes CO2 equivalent from the 2007 baseline, the CleanBC plan announced in December is for a reduction of 18.9 million tonnes by 2030 with a further 6.5 million tonnes to come in future plans.