What emissions aren't measured
This inventory does not include emissions from products created outside of Wellington's boundary. For example, concrete production is high in emissions but is made outside of Wellington before being trucked in to create a new building or footpath, so it wouldn't be included.
The emissions associated with goods purchased and consumed by Wellingtonians are not included in our inventory but do need to be considered. Future city inventories may include more data from the 'stuff' we buy that wasn't made in our city.
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The 2020 inventory also illustrated the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown of Wellington City. The city's inventory showed that emissions for the 2019/2020 year were likely reduced between 1-6% due to COVID-19 response measures, mostly from reduced transport emissions.
Wellington City GHG Inventory - COVID-19 Impact Assessment (956KB PDF)