Climate Change Mitigation Plan

Plant Earth IconThe County of Wellington produces approximately 1.2 million tonnes of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent) per year of greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, buildings, agriculture and solid waste.


Emissions from Fossil Fuels

Pie Chart representing Sector Emissions: 70 percent Transportation; 18 percent commercial and industrial; 12 percent residential

Transportation (70%) is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels, followed by commercial/industrial buildings (18%), then residential buildings (12%).


 Emissions from Biogenic (biological) Sources

Pie Chart representing Agriculture and Solid waste emissions: 48% Enteric Fermentation, 26% Soil management, 22 percent manure management, 3 percent solid waste, 1 percent liming and urea

Enteric fermentation (48%) is the largest contributor of greenhouse gases from biogenic (biological) sources, followed by soil management (26%), manure management (22%), solid waste (3%), and liming/urea application (1%).


The County of Wellington has committed to lead the community on climate change action by integrating climate change into our decision-making, in order to deliver superior public service for healthy and safe communities and resilient ecosystems.

Future Focused Climate Change Mitigation Plan document cover

Find out more in our climate change mitigation plan: 

Future Focused (condensed)

Future Focused (full)

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