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Canada-B.C. agreement simplifies GHG data collection


December 29, 2010
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Canada and British Columbia will coordinate their greenhouse gas emission reporting under a national single window system.

Canada and British Columbia will coordinate their greenhouse gas emission reporting under a national single window system.

“Accurate reporting of greenhouse gas emissions provides vital data in support of our domestic and international climate change goals and obligations,” said Canada’s Environment Minister, the Honourable John Baird. “This is an important agreement that will minimize duplication and reduce the reporting burden for industry and governments through the development of a single window GHG reporting system.”

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“Being able to report GHG emissions only once while meeting the requirements of both the federal and provincial governments will save British Columbia industries time and money,” adds British Columbia’s Minister of State for Climate Action, John Yap. “Single window reporting will be an important tool as British Columbia moves towards a regional cap-and-trade system.” 

Under the auspices of the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME), the federal, provincial and territorial governments made a commitment to ensure that all jurisdictions are able to measure, track and report progress on the reduction of greenhouse gases. 

On March 15, 2010, Environment Canada launched its Single Window Reporting System to collect information on greenhouse gas emissions in support of the Department’s mandatory reporting programs for greenhouse gases.


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