Canberra is a federal electorate that is geographically small relative to the state average and has a high urban density. Its major emissions source is agriculture, due to the state’s relatively large amount of agricultural activity and low population. The second largest source of emissions is residential electricity consumption.
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|Source||SectorEmissions (t CO2e)|
|Domestic air travel||0|
Land Use data is not used in the chart nor the displayed total municipal emissions.
|Land area||304 km2|
|Gross regional product||$ 4 932 562 200|
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 noted 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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