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Waikato Region Comprehensive Greenhouse Gas Inventory - July 2015 to June 2016

TR 2017/31

Report: TR 2017/31

Author: Cerasela Stancu (Envirostrat) and Maurice Marquart (AECOM)

About this report

The first baseline report of Waikato region’s GHG emissions using the standard Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories, which is considered best practice for community based inventories.

Activities within Waikato Region’s boundaries generated 13,797,097 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (t CO2e) between July 2015 and June 2016. When forestry is included, the total net emissions are 8,201,706 t CO2e. This represents about 14.5% of New Zealand’s total net emissions.

The report will inform the development of the Waikato region’s climate change response roadmap and should be repeated at regular intervals (3 yearly) to identify changes and to track changes in emissions generation/removal.

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Waikato Region Comprehensive Greenhouse Gas Inventory - July 2015 to June 2016 [PDF, 1.3 MB]


Executive summary
1 Introduction and context
1.1 Role of regional councils
1.2 Waikato region's context
1.3 Purpose of this report
2 Methodology
2.1 The Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories
2.2 Emissions calculations and reporting
2.3 Assumptions, limitations and uncertainties
3 Results and overview
3.1 Main sources of emissions
3.2 Comparison to other regions or muncipalities & NZ averages
4 Stationary energy
4.1 Residential stationary energy
4.2 Commercial stationary energy
4.3 Industrial stationary energy
5 Transportation
5.1 On-road transportation
5.2 Railway
5.3 Water transport
5.4 Aviation
5.5 Off-road transportation
6 Waste
6.1 Solid waste
6.2 Waste water
7 Industrial processes and product use (PPU)
7.1 Industrial processes
7.2 Product use
8 Agriculture
8.1 Agricultural emissions trends
9 Forestry carbon sequestriation and emissions
10 Conclusions and recommendations
10.1 Inventory preparation and data collection
10.2 Setting reduction goals
11 References/Bibliography
12 Appendices
12.1 Data Quality Assessment
12.2 Assumptions and limitations
12.3 Data sources and Data Gaps