About this Project

Status: Completed
Operational Plan: 2011-2012

The three countries of North America are the source of approximately one-quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Any joint North American mitigation objectives would benefit from reliable and comparable GHG emissions data and information that can be shared across the region.

At present, North America features multiple GHG-reporting regimes, both voluntary and mandatory, at national and subnational levels, and with varying degrees of detail and complexity. GHG reporting requirements for industrial sources, including sector coverage, vary by jurisdiction. For example, reporting thresholds range from 10 kilotonnes (kT) under Mexico’s federal PRTR, the Registro de Emisiones y Transferencia de Contaminantes (RETC), 20–25kT in the United States, depending on the state or region concerned, to 10–100 kT in Canada, depending on the province.