On Wednesday, October 9, 2013, Regional Council approved an enhanced target to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from Regional operations at an absolute level of 10% below 2009 levels by the year 2019. Since approval of the GHG Action Plan in May 2011, the Region has achieved almost a 15 per cent reduction in GHGs in two years. Based on this success, the enhanced target should be fully achievable over the life of the plan. The reduction in GHG emissions has many benefits including cost savings, better operation and maintenance of Regional assets and the reduced release of air pollutants associated with smog in ill health effects.
|Strong progress achieved|
|Moderate progress achieved|