Cairns is a regional area that is small area and has a moderate density. It’s major emissions source is industrial electricity consumption, likely due to the community’s industrial hubs within the municipal boundary. The second largest source of emissions is on road transportation.
The carbon emissions for Cairns have been demonstrating a very large increase since 2005, with very little change occuring occuring in the last few years. The driving factor for this is likely relatively large increases in industrial activity.
|Source||SectorEmissions (t CO2e)|
|Industrial||1 076 700|
|Transport||On road||570 900|
|Domestic air travel||460 100|
Land Use data is not used in the chart nor the displayed total municipal emissions.
|Land area||1 689 km2|
|Gross regional product||$ 8 830 000 000|
This report outlines the major sources of carbon emissions for the entire municipality. Due to the approximate nature of the profile, the emission values are represented as rounded numbers. This report includes the following sources:
It has been developed to be consistent with the Global Protocol of Carbon Emissions reporting (GPC Protocol), the main international standard for cities and local government areas.
The Snapshot provides you with a profile of your municipality’s emissions for the inventory year (2017) and gives a breakdown of emissions by sector. This Snapshot of your local government area’s greenhouse gas emissions profile is based on portioning state level data sets. Snapshot can be used alongside local data sets where more detail is needed.
There are a number of minor emissions sources that are included as part of a larger total or excluded. The full list of inclusions and exclusions can be found in the Methodology document.
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