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Greenhouse Gas Emissions From City Operations and Facilities

GHG Emissions from City Operations and Facilities

Definition

GHG emissions associated with City of Boulder operations and facilities are measured in mt CO2e, which stands for metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent. This unit helps measure how much we are contributing to climate change through emissions.

Target

Eighty percent reduction by 2030 using 2008 as a baseline. Current climate science tells us that an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gases is necessary to protect our environment from further climate damage; the City of Boulder desires to meet or exceed that target by 2030 using 2008 as the baseline. 

Significance

The City of Boulder and the Boulder community are committed to mitigating climate change through reduction of GHG emissions. This page shows the municipal government’s progress toward emissions reduction goals. Another dashboard page, titled, “Community Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions,” shows the Boulder community’s progress toward emissions reduction goals. 

Trend

Through the efforts of the Facilities and Asset Management (FAM) division and other staff members, the City of Boulder reduced its total emissions from city operations and facilities by around 31 percent between 2008 and 2014.

 

 

About the Data:  This data is provided by the Development and Support Services Division of the City of Boulder's Public Works Department. This page will be updated annually.

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