The resources found on these pages form the backbone of The Climate Registry’s voluntary greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting program. They include the standards to which Members are required to report, the process Verification Bodies must follow and the technology The Registry has developed to enable entity-wide GHG emission reporting for all of North America.
Protocols: The Registry publishes protocols that outline the requirements for reporting GHG emissions to The Registry’s voluntary program. Because all Members use the same methodologies, representing best practice in voluntary corporate reporting of GHG emissions, the reported data is an accurate, consistent, high-quality data set.
Third-Party Verification: The Registry’s voluntary program requires that all data is verified by an independent third party. The Registry has published specific requirements for verification activities.
CRIS: The Registry’s web-based software program that allows for direct entry of GHG emissions data. The Climate Registry Information System (CRIS), is the tool that Members, Verification Bodies and the public use to enter, verify and view GHG emissions data that meets The Registry’s requirements.