Spotlight

April 28, 2014 Climate Registered Member Exelon Corporation surpasses ambitious goal to eliminate carbon emissions seven years ahead of schedule.

April 18, 2014Cool Planet Member The Grand Del Mar undergoes retrofits and reduces energy consumption to shrink its carbon footprint. Learn more about the resort's green initiatives here.

April 18, 2014 Natural Capital Leaders Index recognizes Registry member PG&E as the only US "Decoupling Leader" for growing revenue while simultaneously reducing their environmental impact .

February 18, 2014 Natural Capital Leaders Index recognizes Registry member PG&E as the only US "Decoupling Leader" for growing revenue while simultaneously reducing their environmental impact .

February 18, 2014CDSB releases CDSB Framework Draft Consultation to promote and advance disclosure of environmental information. The expanded framework includes information on natural capital, namely forest risk commodities and water. Learn more here.

February 7, 2014Join the Climate Action Reserve for NACW, the longest running and most anticipated conference for discussing climate policy and carbon markets. The event will be held in San Francisco, March 26-28. More info here.

December 16, 2013The Natural Resource Agency released 'Safeguarding California: Reducing Climate Risk', an update to the 2009 California Climate Adaptation Strategy." Link "Safeguarding California: Reducing Climate Risk.

December 16, 2013Registry Members the California Department of Public Health and UC Irvine receive the 2013 Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award for Sustainable Practices. Congratulations!

December 10, 2013Small Businesses: Enter to Win a Free Year of Registry Membership by Completing the Small Business Survey. Due January 10th.

November 13, 2013UC Berkeley meets its aggressive GHG reduction goal two years ahead of schedule.

October 29, 2013Don't miss the 2014 A&WMA Annual Conference & Exhibition "Navigating Environmental Crossroads", June 24-27 in Long Beach, CA. Learn more and see the call for abstracts..

October 21, 2013Early Registration is Now Open for the 2014 Climate Leadership Conference, hosted February 24-26 in San Diego, California. Best Rates Expire December 12, 2013. Learn MORE.

October 15, 2013 The Climate Registry co-authors white paper that demonstrates how to address the climate impacts of California's water systems.

September 19, 2013 Architectural Digest featured Registry member Sokol Blosser's new tasting facility in the October issue. The facility conforms to Living Building Challenge standards and features a green roof and cantilevered overhangs that reduce heat and glare.

September 19, 2013 Registry member PG&E Corporation released its 2012 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report and is named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for continued leadership on issues of social, environmental and corporate responsibility.

September 17, 2013 Registry member Exelon Corp. is the top ranked U.S. electric utility in CDP's Global 500 report. Reporting and verifying through The Climate Registry gives the company the highest quality carbon data and a better CDP score.

August 9, 2013 UCLA rated one of the most sustainability universities in the nation by Princeton Review's Green Honor Roll.

August 6, 2013 Delta Air Lines has lowered its annual GHGs by 8.5 million metric tons, an 18.4% reduction since 2005.

August 2, 2013 Ford's 2014 F-150s will give customers the option to run on natural gas.

August 1, 2013 Shell leads on climate change with a self-imposed carbon emissions tax.

July 31, 2013 Manitoba introduces strategy for North America's first petcoke and coal heating ban as well as mandatory reporting.

July 29, 2013 Tower Companies is the first two-time winner of the DC Mayor's Sustainability Award.

July 22, 2013 3Degrees offers perspective on The Registry's recognition of RECs. Contact 3Degrees if you would like to purchase RECs to reduce your organization's carbon footprint.

July 18, 2013 Exelon presents its 2012 Corporate Sustainability Report, ensuring accurate accounting of GHGs by using The Registry standards.

July 16, 2013 Abt Associates announces its membership, alongside industry leaders, with The Climate Registry.

July 10, 2013 Known for its longtime commitment to environmental sustainability, the city of Davis was crowned the state's "Coolest California City" by the Air Resources Board.

May 22, 2013 USPS wins a whopping 10 awards in the Federal Green Challenges Award.

April 23, 2013 Tom Bowman of Registry member Bowman Design Group shows small businesses how to reduce GHGs and cut costs.

April 22, 2013 Delta releases 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report and is recognized in the Wall Street Journal. Delta CEO Richard Anderson said, "At Delta, we believe that transparency goes hand in hand with sustainability."

April 22, 2013 Registry Board Member Mary Nichols named one of Time's Top 100 of 2013. Congratulations, Mary! The recognition is well deserved.

April 19, 2013 Bentley Prince Street President & CEO, Ralph Grogan, wins SBC's Lifetime Business Achievement Award. Congrats from The Climate Registry!

April 19, 2013 Registry members Timberland and Clif Bar sign the Ceres Climate Declaration.

April 17, 2013 Innovative member Ford to cut vehicle waste 40% by 2016.

April 09, 2013 California Air Resources Board names Richard Corey new Executive Director. The Climate Registry congratulates Richard on his new position.

February 26, 2013 Hershey joins The Sustainability Consortium

January 29, 2013 Registry members dominate the GEELA awards, California's highest environmental honor. Sapphos Environmental, City of San Diego, Aquarium of the Pacific, State of California Department of General Services and Alamenda-Contra Costa Transit District win awards in different categories. Learn more here. www.calepa.ca.gov/awards/geela

January 3, 2013 Registry member WRI and WBCSD released a sustainable procurement guide for wood and paper-based products. download

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Common Framework

The Common Framework for Mandatory GHG Reporting

Background

This is a challenging time for jurisdictions that are responding to different requirements for greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting. There are now many states and provinces with mandatory GHG regulations, as well as three regional market-driven initiatives in North America aimed at reducing GHG emissions. As mandatory GHG reporting regulations evolve at the state and regional levels, there is a need to provide a standard approach to how GHG emissions are calculated, to simplify the reporting process for those who are regulated and to provide jurisdictions an accelerated, low cost solution to implementing programs.

The Climate Registry’s Common Framework for Mandatory Program is a solution that addresses each of these needs. It provides a standards-based application for reporting and sharing GHG data. It uses common tools, such as the Climate Registry Information System (CRIS), that are shared with The Climate Registry’s voluntary reporting program and it reduces expense by sharing the cost across many jurisdictions. The solution combines all of the infrastructure services and tools developed for The Registry’s voluntary program and makes them available to a state or provincial mandatory program in an environment that can be managed by the jurisdiction

The Common Framework provides a number of features that should be considered as decisions are made on how to implement solutions that enable compliance with mandatory programs.

Standardized GHG Data Collection: Adopting The Registry’s General Reporting Protocol (GRP) ensures consistent emissions reporting based on an open standard and enables extensions to support a jurisdictional mandatory program.

Centralized Access: The Common Framework provides a centralized point of access to data collection for all GHG emissions. Members only need to learn one application.

Minimized Reporting Burden: Adopting a solution which is shared by the voluntary program simplifies the reporting process and encourages voluntary reporting.

Quality Assessment Options: Jurisdictions that adopt the Common Framework have the option to select third party verification, agency review or self-certification for Data Quality Assurance.

Sharing Data with the Voluntary Program: With the Common Framework, mandatory data can be made available to the voluntary program simply by changing the submission status for a regulated facility. There is no need for a jurisdiction to transfer data from an external repository to CRIS on the Exchange Network using the Consolidated Emissions Reporting Schema (CERS).

Sharing Data with External Programs: Jurisdictions may want to export their data from the Common Framework to another repository at the state, provincial, regional or federal level. The Common Framework will include tools to map their data to the CERS and provide an Exchange Network Node to enable the transfer.

Shared Cost Model: The Common Framework minimizes the cost to any individual program by taking advantage of tools developed for the voluntary program and sharing the cost of technology infrastructure, implementation services and the ongoing operational support across all participating programs.

Common Framework

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