The Climate Registry (The Registry) provides organizations with the tools and resources to help them calculate, verify, report and manage their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in a publicly transparent and credible way. The Registry was established in 2007 as a 501 (c)(3) by US states and Canadian provinces and today is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of senior officials from 41 US states, the District of Columbia, 13 Canadian provinces and territories, six Mexican states and four Native Sovereign Nations. The Registry has more than 430 members from across North America who use The Registry’s services to measure and manage their emissions, as well as share best practices in carbon management.
The Registry’s voluntary entity-wide reporting program is based on the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard, and incorporates the principles of accuracy, completeness, consistency, transparency and third party verification. WRI provided technical support and facilitation throughout the program development process to ensure consistency with the GHG Protocol.
Members of The Registry have access to reporting software, training and technical support, as well as a wide range of carbon management resources. The Registry’s Climate Registered program is a platform for recognizing Members who have reported complete and third party verified GHG inventories, as well as for Members who have reduced their emissions. The Registry also administers a national climate awards program that recognizes exemplary corporate, organizational and individual leadership in response to climate change in partnership with U.S. EPA, the Pew Center on Global Climate Change and the Association of Climate Change Officers.
See www.theclimateregistry.org for more information on The Climate Registry.