Community Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan

Last updated: 18 March 2019
The goal of the Calgary Community Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan is to significantly reduce GHG emissions in Calgary while realizing other environmental, economic and social benefits. The project involves citizens, organizations and governments. Together, The City and community stakeholders will be able to reduce GHG emissions through conservation, energy efficiency and low carbon energy sources.
Reduction Targets
The plan outlines the actions and roles needed to reduce emissions and meet the Calgary Climate Change Accord and imagineCALGARY targets. These targets are also in line with the federal reduction target for 2020 and are similar to what other Canadian cities have committed themselves to achieve.
20% by 2020 (below 2005)
50% by 2036 (below 1990)
80% by 2050 (below 2005)

Community Strategy
Within the limit of the authority and influence, pursue parallel greenhouse gas reduction strategies for our communities.
Establish a 2005 baseline of all community GHG sources
Create a plan to reduce emissions and promote lower-carbon living
Establish a mechanism to report community progress

Development Authority: Alberta Government
Implementation Authority: City of Calgary

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End uses covered
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  • Building vintage
  • Existing buildings
  • New buildings