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The Coorong

2018/19 municipal emissions snapshot

Transport 13.60%

Waste 1.21%

Agriculture 82.60%

Total municipal emissions
387 400
t CO2e

The Coorong is a district council area that is large in geographical area relative to the state average and has a very low urban density. It’s major emissions source is agriculture, due to the community’s relatively large amount of agricultural activity and low population. The second largest source of emissions is on road transportation.

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SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential4 900
Commercial2 500
Industrial1 800
Gas Residential800
Commercial0
Industrial0
TransportOn road52 700
Domestic air travel0
WasteLandfill3 900
Water800
Agriculture320 000
Land Use0

Land Use data is not used in the chart nor the displayed total municipal emissions.

Characteristics
Land area8 833 km2
Population5 440
Gross regional product$ 325 000 000
Climate zone5

About this report

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:

  • Stationary energy (grid supplied electricity/gas)
  • Transport (on-road use and domestic passenger air travel)
  • Waste (landfill and wastewater)
  • Agriculture (enteric fermentation, manure management, and synthetic fertilizer use)
  • Land Use Change (land clearance and reforestation)

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.

For help using this report to plan CO2 reductions strategies, please see our user guide.

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