2018 municipal emissions snapshot

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  • Residential 5%
  • Commercial 25%
  • Industrial 7%
  • Residential 13%
  • Commercial 68%
  • Industrial 19%
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    • On road 44%
    • Domestic air travel 13%
    • On road 77%
    • Domestic air travel 23%
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    • Landfill 91%
    • Water 9%
    Total municipal emissions
    2 022 000
    t CO2e

    Darwin is a city that is geographically small relative to the state average and has a very high urban density. Its major emissions source is on road transportation, due to the community’s larger commuting and other travel requirements. The second largest source of emissions is electricity consumption.

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    SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
    Electricity Residential96 000
    Commercial512 000
    Industrial145 000
    Gas Residential0
    TransportOn road886 000
    Domestic air travel266 000
    WasteLandfill107 000
    Water10 000
    Land Use0

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

    Land area111 km2
    Population84 500
    Gross regional product$ 8 694 431 500
    Climate zone1

    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 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.

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

    Note that the percentages presented might not add up to 100% because of rounding.

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