City of Fredericton

Population: 56224
Area of jurisdiction: 130.68 km2


  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: 6% by 2010 (1990) 20% by 2010 (2000)
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: n/a n/a
Energy efficiency target: n/a n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets


Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( 2009 ):  0 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2000, 2004, 2008

Mitigation actions

Green Shops
The program is aimed at reducing Fredericton’s environmental impact by supporting, promoting and rewarding environmental stewardship within the business community. Though Green Shops is focused on the business community, the program ultimately benefits the entire community as people interact with businesses and organizations in small and large ways each day. Participating businesses are encouraged to implement environmental efficiencies (actionable items), which simultaneously reduce their environmental impact and operating costs. The actionable items have been grouped in categories that include: Energy Efficiency and Fuel Switching; Recycling and Waste Management; Transportation; Water Conservation; and Products and Services. Start year 2008
Sector Other Emissions
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
Green Matters
Green Matters’ multi-tiered approach combines a strong educational and motivational component via the program website and events with a social marketing and communications component to encourage citizens to make small and large changes to reduce their emissions by adjusting their lifestyles to more environmentally-friendly ways of living, playing, traveling, and working in their city. The strategy behind Green Matters recognizes that community engagement and environmental social marketing are the only way to create sustained and long-term positive environmental change amongst a large group of citizens and groups. Green Matters program provides a vehicle for the type of comprehensive community engagement required to make the transition from status quo to a new and more environmentally conscious Fredericton. The program is aimed at reducing community greenhouse gas emissions from all sources: transportation, waste, energy, and water usage. The uniqueness of Green Matters is built on the City’s commitment to foster grassroots change in the community. Launched by the municipality, it served to complement the efforts taken through municipal operations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the community. Start year 2007
Sector Other Emissions
Type Assessment/Research
Status In progress

Adaptation actions