Spotlight

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

Please contact us if you have any questions about The Registry.

Data Transfer

GHG Data Transfer from Mandatory Programs

Background

The Climate Registry’s Data Transfer option provides jurisdictions with the ability to send relevant greenhouse gas (GHG) data from their individual GHG database to The Registry’s voluntary reporting program. This transfer is done using the Exchange Network and the Consolidated Emissions Reporting Schema (CERS).

As jurisdictions adopt mandatory rules for GHG reporting, they may choose to integrate GHG data collection and management into their existing emissions (criteria, toxics, etc.) data infrastructure. Constraints within a jurisdiction’s laws, or other factors, may require jurisdictions to house mandatory data on servers that are physically within their jurisdictions. This approach may simplify the sharing of information across other jurisdictional emissions programs, but it will segregate emissions reporting for regulated parties who also participate in The Registry’s voluntary reporting program. To resolve this problem, jurisdictions can utilize The Registry’s Data Transfer option to communicate relevant GHG data to its voluntary reporting program.

Decision makers should consider the following issues when they are deciding how to best collect mandatory GHG data and communicate it to The Registry’s voluntary reporting program:

Standardize GHG Data Collection: If a jurisdiction implements its own GHG emissions reporting program, it should promote consistency with GHG accounting best practices, such as The Registry’s General Reporting Protocol (GRP), so that resulting data can be easily exchanged between GHG programs.

Minimize the Reporting Burden: From a regulated party’s perspective, each distinct GHG database application they are required to use adds complexity to their reporting process. Automating the transference of relevant GHG data from jurisdictions to The Registry’s voluntary reporting program minimizes their reporting burden and promotes consistency of GHG data.

Encourage Voluntary Reporting: It is critical for organizations to be able to report GHG emissions at the corporate level so they are able to track and measure reductions over time. The GHG Data Transfer option will encourage voluntary reporting by enabling organizations to leverage their mandatory GHG data in The Registry’s voluntary reporting program.

Sharing Data with the Voluntary Registry: Jurisdictions will be responsible for mapping GHG data from their own database applications to the CERS, as well as for transferring the data to The Climate Registry’s voluntary reporting program using the Exchange Network.

Sharing Data with External Programs: Jurisdictions may wish to export their GHG data to other repositories at the regional or federal level. To do so, jurisdictions must implement appropriate data export processes for other GHG reporting programs.

Development Costs: The cost of developing the infrastructure and tools, as well as data export capabilities for a GHG reporting program, can be significant. The Registry’s Common Framework option minimizes these costs by sharing them across multiple jurisdictions (to create common tools), while the GHG Data Transfer option assumes that jurisdictions individually fund all of the necessary costs.

To learn more about these technical solutions, please contact Craig Wong for more information.

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