苹果淫院

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Carbon Neutrality

苹果淫院 aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040, meaning net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, by:

  1. Reducing GHG emissions wherever feasible, such as through largescale energy transformations,听
  2. Sequestering carbon via carbon sinks, through its forested lands, and听听
  3. Purchasing carbon offsets to compensate for unavoidable or difficult-to-reduce emissions, such as those from air travel and commuting.听听

The University鈥檚 target of achieving carbon neutrality by 2040 is aligned with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) decarbonization timeline. Due to the urgency of climate change, strong commitments and actions need to be implemented and prioritized in order to significantly reduce our carbon footprint.

Learn more about the University鈥檚 path to carbon neutrality in the Roadmap for 苹果淫院's Energy Transition

Learn more about greenhouse gas inventories, or carbon footprint assessments, with the Office of Sustainability鈥檚 Greenhouse Gas Inventories 101

Progress towards Carbon Neutrality

44,659 net tonnes of CO鈧 equivalent are currently emitted by 苹果淫院

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苹果淫院 2022 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Sources

Miscellaneous includes emissions from: livestock & fertilizers, refrigerants & insulating gas, vehicle fleet, and other sources. Scope 1 refers to direct emissions. Scope 2 refers to emissions from purchased energy. Scope 3 refers to indirect emissions such as business-related travel and commuting.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a greenhouse gas inventory?

A greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory, also known as a carbon footprint assessment, is a quantified list of an organization鈥檚 greenhouse gas emissions and emission sources. It is a strategic tool for understanding, managing, and communicating emissions resulting from an organization鈥檚 activities. Learn more about greenhouse gas inventories, or carbon footprint assessments, with the Office of Sustainability鈥檚 Greenhouse Gas Inventory 101.

What does 苹果淫院 include in its carbon neutrality target?

苹果淫院 includes Scope 1, Scope 2, and select Scope 3 emissions in its carbon neutrality target. Scope 1 includes direct emissions from energy consumption in buildings owned or controlled by 苹果淫院, the 苹果淫院 vehicle fleet, the Macdonald Farm, and leaked refrigerants and insulating gases. Scope 2 includes indirect emissions from purchased grid electricity and purchased steam and hot and chilled water.听听

Scope 3 includes other indirect emissions upstream and downstream of 苹果淫院鈥檚 activities, including emissions from University-financed air travel and student and staff commuting, energy consumption of select buildings over which we do not have operational control, sports team travel, the intercampus shuttle, water supply and treatment, and power transmission and distribution losses. By including select Scope 3 emissions in its long-term target, 苹果淫院 is taking an ambitious approach to carbon neutrality that demonstrates leadership and accountability.

Who does 苹果淫院 report its emissions to?

In addition to the 苹果淫院 Board of Governors, 苹果淫院 reports its emissions to: Environment and Climate Change Canada's and ; the ; the City of Montreal's Inventaire des sources fixes d鈥櫭﹎issions atmosph茅riques; the Minist猫re de l鈥橢nseignement sup茅rieur du Qu茅bec's ; and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education鈥檚

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