This Victorian Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report 2018 is the first in a series of annual emission reports required by Victoria’s Climate Change Act 2017 (the Act). It contains an overview of the state’s greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 to 2016 (the latest year for which official emissions data, published by the Commonwealth Government, is available) with a focus on the change since 2005 (the reference year for interim emissions reduction targets under the Act). It also provides an explanation of sources of emissions and trends over time, including likely drivers for those trends and a projection of Victoria's emissions to 2020. 

Key points:

  1. Victoria’s net emissions in 2016 were 114 megatonnes (Mt) of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2 -e). These consisted of emissions from electricity generation (52% of net emissions), transport (19.5%), direct combustion (16.2%), agriculture (12.2%), industrial processes and product use (3.6%), fugitive emissions (2.8%) and waste (2.2%).
  2. Victoria’s emissions fell by 13.8 Mt CO2 -e (10.8%) between 2005 and 2016. 
  3. Victoria’s 2020 emissions are projected to be 104.5 Mt CO2 -e, a fall of 18.2% below 2005 levels.



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