The Climate Registry

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Overview

"The Climate Registry is a nonprofit collaboration among North American states, provinces, territories and Native Sovereign Nations that sets consistent and transparent standards to calculate, verify and publicly report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions into a single registry. The Registry supports both voluntary and mandatory reporting programs and provides comprehensive, accurate data to reduce GHG emissions.

The Climate Registry encourages voluntary early actions to increase energy efficiency and decrease GHG emissions. The Climate Registry accounting infrastructure supports a wide variety of programs that reduce GHG emissions including voluntary, regulatory and marketbased programs."

"The Registry is committed to: utilizing best practices in greenhouse gas emissions reporting; establishing a common data infrastructure for voluntary and mandatory reporting and emissions reduction programs; minimizing the burden on Members, Directors and Native Sovereign Nations; providing an opportunity for Members to establish an emissions baseline and document early action; developing a recognized platform for credible and consistent greenhouse gas emissions reporting; and promoting full and public disclosure of greenhouse gas emissions while respecting business confidentiality At its January 2009 meeting, The Climate Registry’s Board of Directors unanimously adopted a policy regarding federal reporting programs in North America. The board strongly endorses that any federal greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting and regulatory programs in North America should partner with The Climate Registry as a cost effective central repository or clearinghouse for reporting and/or tracking GHG data."

"Members of The Climate Registry agree to calculate, verify and publicly report their GHG emissions annually: identify all sources of GHG emissions, calculate emissions according to The Climate Registry protocols, verify emissions with an ANSI accredited and Registry recognized Verification Body, and report verified, entity-wide emissions data to the public..."[1]

References

  1. http://theclimateregistry.org/downloads/Registry_Brochure.pdf