Inventory data gives us a baseline understanding of our community's carbon footprint. The data here inform our priorities and help us track and measure progress.
We envision a vibrant and resilient Missoula community that has established the necessary metrics and carbon emissions inventory to track, report, and make progress toward Climate Smart goals.
Our community will create a framework for conducting a community wide carbon emissions inventory, establish the necessary infrastructure to complete successive inventory updates with replicable methodology, and work with each bucket to create appropriate metrics that will track the progress of mitigation and resiliency projects and initiatives.
from our 2015 action plan
Our 2015 Community Climate Action Plan identified strategies for a 11 buckets, including Inventory & Metrics. In 2015, the top priority was to conduct a community greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory, which we completed in 2017. The City of Missoula completed the second GHG inventory in 2021 (using 2019 data).
2022 Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory
This community GFG inventory was completed by the City of Missoula in February 2022. It uses data from the 2019 calendar year (pre-covid).