Building a green economy

What we’re committed to: 

  • reducing our greenhouse gas emissions per capita by 2030; and
  • reducing our greenhouse gas emissions per unit of gross domestic product (GDP) by 2030.

What we're doing to support a green economy

Building a green economy will help Yukoners take care of the natural environment. It also supports long-term jobs and economic activity. A green economy supports traditional and cultural activities and strong mental and physical wellbeing. 

We aim to support a green economy by:

  • supporting community-led clean energy projects;
  • providing opportunities for people to capitalize on the transition to renewable energy; and
  • adapting to the impacts of climate change. 

Greenhouse gas emissions per capita

This measure tracks, on average, how much emissions each Yukoner produces annually. In 2021, each Yukoner produced 16.4 tonnes of emissions on average per person, down from 18.8 tonnes in 2010. This is based on the Yukon’s total greenhouse gas emissions and the number of people living in the territory. In 2022, the Yukon's emissions per person ranked 6th out of 13 provinces and territories.

Greenhouse gas emissions per gross domestic product

This measure tracks the amount of greenhouse gas emissions (measured in CO2e) produced for each unit of economic output. Economic output is measured in millions of dollars adjusted for inflation. 

We track “carbon dioxide equivalent per unit (millions chained dollars) of real gross domestic product”. This helps us figure out if our economy is becoming more efficient in relation to the greenhouse gas emissions we generate.

Find out what actions we're taking to build a green economy.