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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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Membership Options

Membership options with The Climate Registry

BASIC MEMBERSHIP

Basic Membership allows organizations to increase their capacity for building a high quality, cost effective GHG emissions inventory by accessing The Registry’s tools, expertise, and leadership community. Third party verification and public reporting are not required, but encouraged.

A summary of the program is here.

BENEFITS of BASIC MEMBERSHIP

Members have access to:

  • Guidance on building a high quality, cost-effective GHG inventory
  • Step by step assistance with measurement, reporting and verification
  • The Registry’s online calculation and reporting tools
  • Training and technical support
  • Policy updates from our Governmental Board members
  • A community of leaders from industry and government

COST of BASIC MEMBERSHIP

The annual fee structure for Climate Registry Basic Membership is below.

Commercial and Industrial Organizations with Revenues
Over $2 billion $12,000
From $500 million – $2 billion $6,600
From $100 million – $500 million $4,000
From $20 million – $100 million $2,500
Under $20 million $1,000
Non-profit, Government and Academic Organizations with Budgets
Over $2 billion $5,500
From $500 million – $2 billion $4,000
From $100 million – $500 million $3,000
From $20 million – $100 million $1,200
Under $20 million $750

Climate Registered™ MEMBERSHIP

Members who third party verify and report their North American or global greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories to The Registry are automatically Climate Registered™.

First and foremost, a GHG inventory built with The Registry is high quality, transparent and credible. It can help you understand and manage your carbon risk, and showcase your environmental leadership to your stakeholders.

In addition, Climate Registered™ Members have access to these additional benefits:

  • Publicize your Climate Registered™ status by using the Climate Registered logo
  • Your organization and inventory will be reported on The Climate Registry’s website
  • Receive recognition from media and the international community
  • Be eligible to be part of The Registry’s delegation at UN climate change conferences
  • Be eligible to profile your achievements on Climate Registry webinars and at regional forums

COST of Climate Registered™ MEMBERSHIP

There are no additional costs to being Climate Registered. The fees for Membership apply, refer to the chart below.

Annual Fee Structure

Commercial and Industrial Organizations with Revenues
Over $2 billion $12,000
From $500 million – $2 billion $6,600
From $100 million – $500 million $4,000
From $20 million – $100 million $2,500
Under $20 million $1,000
Non-profit, Government and Academic Organizations with Budgets
Over $2 billion $5,500
From $500 million – $2 billion $4,000
From $100 million – $500 million $3,000
From $20 million – $100 million $1,200
Under $20 million $750

Climate Registered™ SILVER, GOLD and PLATINUM STATUS

Members can apply for Climate Registered™ Silver, Gold or Platinum after third party verifying and reporting their North American or global GHG inventories to The Registry.

Achieve Silver, Gold or Platinum status by meeting criteria such as having a public emissions reduction plan and/or reducing emissions by 5 to 20%. Use the Climate Registered™ logo to demonstrate your environmental leadership to your stakeholders.

Member must have a public GHG management and reduction plan in place that includes:

  1. An absolute GHG emission reduction goal for Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions.
  2. A target base year and the expected timeline to achieve the target.
  3. Demonstration of 5+ best practices
Member must meet all Climate Registered™ Silver requirements+
Member must demonstrate an absolute five percent reduction in Scope 1 and scope 2 (a portion of Scope 2 reductions may be met through purchase of RECs) emissions in its total, entity-wide North American or global footprint against a target base year.Companies subject to mandatory requirements must demonstrate – through the implementation of best practices or additional reductions – that they are going above and beyond mandatory requirements to reduce their emissions.
Member must meet all Climate Registered™ Gold requirements+
Member must demonstrate an absolute 20 percent reduction in Scope 1 and 2 (a portion of Scope 2 reductions may be met through purchase of RECs) emissions in its North American or global footprint against a target base year. 49% of the reduction can be met with regulatory-approved offsets.Companies subject to mandatory requirements must demonstrate – through the implementation of best practices or additional reductions – that they are going above and beyond mandatory requirements to reduce their emissions.

Draft Climate Registered Accounting and Reporting Requirements

The Climate Registry is currently conducting a pilot of the Climate Registered leadership program with 12 Charter Members. The draft requirements for this program will be tested by the Charter Members through December 31st, 2010. In early 2011 an updated version of these requirements including lessons learned from the pilot phase will be released for a full public comment period. If you have any questions about the draft accounting and reporting requirements, please contact The Registry’s Policy Manager, Peggy Kellen, at pkellen@theclimateregistry.org.

NEW: Application for Climate Registered Status (Pilot Phase)

The Climate Registered™ reduction program highlights companies that are taking initiative to voluntarily reduce their emissions in a credible way, which is increasingly important to your stakeholders and the broader community.

HOW to JOIN THE REGISTRY

Please follow this link for information on how to join The Registry.

HOW to REINSTATE MEMBERSHIP

Registry membership is annual and is renewed upon receipt of annual membership dues, providing access to Registry services including technical assistance, software access, policy briefs and updates, participation in webinars and recognition events and more. An organization may end its membership in The Climate Registry at any time by notifying The Registry. However, membership dues are not refundable.

If there is a gap in membership, organizations can reinstate their membership at any time by paying a one-time fee equivalent to 50% of their annual membership dues for every year that they were not a member. Returning members can apply for a waiver of the reinstatement fee in cases where extraordinary circumstances prevented their continuous membership.

Please contact Member Services at help@theclimateregistry.org for information on how to reinstate your membership with The Registry.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

See the frequently asked questions documents for Membership and Climate Registered.

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