Regional Emissions
Includes the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon.
Total 2022 carbon emissions 11.3 MtCO2eq
% of GTHA carbon emissions 21%
Population (2022) 1,480,983
% of GTHA population 20%
Land Area 1,247 km2

2022 Insights

  • Emissions increased by 9%, surpassing pre-pandemic 2019 levels. The transportation sector was the biggest driver for this increase (up 11%).
  • Per capita emissions reached 7.7 tonnes CO2eq/person, almost a 7% jump from 2021.
  • Building emissions increased by 9%, largely driven by an increase in natural gas consumption (up 13% in the commercial sector) and almost a 25% increase in the carbon intensity of the provincial electricity grid. Electricity consumption increased marginally (<1%).
  • While Peel improved their methane recovery, waste emissions increased by 2% due to population growth.
  • Cycling decreased by 12%, while walking increased by 3%. Cycling and walking remain significantly higher than pre-pandemic levels (50% and 14% higher, respectively).
  • Peel saw the largest rise in electric vehicle purchases compared to 2021: 9,304 EVs (up 87%) and 2,837 PHEVs (up 28%).
  • Scope 3 aviation emissions increased from 2.0 MtCO2eq (2021) to 5.7 MtCO2eq (2022). These aviation emissions, however, are not solely attributable to Peel region, as Pearson is Canada's largest airport serving passengers from across the GTHA and beyond.

Innovation in Peel

  • The Region of Peel adopted a Zero Emission Vehicle Strategy to increase the use of light-duty zero emission vehicles, supporting the federal sales mandate of at least 20% new ZEV sales by 2026, 60% by 2030, and 100% by 2035.
  • The Region of Peel launched a Centre for Community Energy Transformation to advance deep home retrofits, support district energy adoption, and promote energy efficiency across the commercial, institutional and industrial sectors in Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon.
  • City of Brampton opted to endorse a battery energy storage system over expanding gas-powered electricity generation.
Peel Region Total Emissions, 2017-2022 (MtCO2eq)
Peel Region Per Capita Emissions, 2017-2022
Peel Region 2022 Emissions by Sector


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