Local Government Operations Protocol
In 2008, a consortium of environmental organizations collaborated to develop the Local Government Operations (LGO) Protocol, a program-neutral greenhouse gas (GHG) protocol that is designed to allow local governments to quantify and report GHG emissions resulting from their operations. The Protocol and program specific appendices were updated in May 2010 to version 1.1. The updated protool and a summary of changes to the new version are below. Contributors to the Protocol included the California Climate Action Registry (CCAR), the California Air Resources Board (CARB), ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI), and The Climate Registry (The Registry). The main body of the text of the LGO Protocol (Parts 1 – 4) is “program-neutral” and contains general guidance. Each participating program has developed supplemental guidance with additional details in its own program-specific appendix.
- Local Government Operations (LGO) Protocol 1.1
- Summary of 1.1 LGO Changes
- LGO Standard Inventory Report 1.1 – Updated February 14, 2011
- RECORDED TRAINING:
2010-08-11 10.35 How to use the LGOP Template (Widows Media Player required)
- New Landfill Emission Tool Version 1.3
- California Air Resources Board Program-Specific Appendix (September 2008, no changes)
- California Climate Action Registry Program-Specific Appendix (May 2010)
- ICLEI, Local Governments for Sustainability Program-Specific Appendix (May 2010)
- The Climate Registry Program-Specific Appendix (May 2010)
The Standard Inventory Report is required to be submitted by local government Members of The Climate Registry to ensure disclosure of the supplemental information required to be reported by the LGO Protocol.
USING THIS PROTOCOL
Beginning with emissions year 2010, if you are a Registry Member and a general purpose local government at the city or county level, you must calculate and report your GHG emissions according to the LGO Protocol’s program-neutral guidance and the requirements in Appendix D.
To communicate sector-specific verification requirements and guidance, The Registry has developed the LGO Addendum to the GVP for verification bodies, which was adopted by The Registry’s Board of Directors on January 27, 2010.
Feedback is accepted on this document on a rolling basis and are evaluated annually.
For information about the development of the program-neutral guidance and the program-specific appendices, please visit the appropriate sites below: