The 2022 update incorporates improved data and methods across all sectors. Where the new data sets and methods are available and appropriate for previous reporting periods, the profiles for these earlier periods will also be updated in line with the 2020/21 profile methods.
There are two key benefits to updating earlier profiles:
We understand this can be challenging if a previous version of the profile has been used in public communications or as a baseline for emissions reduction. However, the world of community emissions profiles is always a dynamic one and we encourage focus on the benefits of updated profiles for advancing existing strategies and action plans. See How do I communicate changes to earlier profiles? for further tips.