Being aware of how much GHG is being emitted and by whom will allow you to identify the most effective mechanisms to make your locality more sustainable.
A local authority can carry out two types of GHG reports:
- Including its assets and its activity: the emissions generated by the services and activities directly run by the local authority, similar to a corporate GHG report.
- Including the whole of its territory: a more holistic approach, usually divided by sector (agriculture, industry, residential housing, services, tourism, transport of passengers and goods, etc.).
In France, it is compulsory for any town or city with over 50,000 inhabitants to carry out a GHG report.