Case Studies

Emissions Report for Environment Canterbury

Assessment conducted in June 2018 and May 2019

An independent report into Environment Canterbury’s 2017 greenhouse gas emissions has shown the tangible ways in which the organisation has reduced its level of emissions, as well as highlighting an appetite for ongoing improvements in 2019 and beyond.

The report was prepared by Mad World Ltd using an ISO certified methodology. The report measured the organisation’s greenhouse gas emissions to produce a net emissions report for the 2017 calendar year. It looked at the ways in which the organisation generates emissions through its core activities supporting air quality, biodiversity, freshwater management and resilience.

The report highlighted a number of significant figures, including:

  • a 26% reduction per staff member in greenhouse gas emissions since 30 June 2010, putting Environment Canterbury on track to contributing to the internationally recognised Paris Agreement national target of a 30% reduction by 2030;

  • an increase in the amount of waste sent to landfill (by 10%), based on kilograms per staff member.

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