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CCAR California Climate Action Registry

CCAR California Climate Action Registry

Governing Organization

California Climate Action Registry

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Assessment Type

Third party assessed by verified bodies

Memberships

Government Affiliated

Sectors Covered

Various Sectors

Issues Covered

Carbon, Energy Efficiency, Environmental Management

Description

The California Climate Action Registry, a program of the Climate Action Reserve, closed in December 2010. It served as a voluntary greenhouse gas (GHG) registry to protect and promote early actions to reduce GHG emissions by organizations. California Registry provided leadership on climate change by developing credible, accurate, and consistent GHG reporting standards and building tools for organizations to measure, monitor, third-party verify and reduce their GHG emissions consistently across industry sectors and geographical borders.  California Registry members voluntarily measured, verified, and publicly reported their GHG emissions. Members are leaders in their respective industry sectors and are actively participating in solving the challenge of climate change. Registry members are well prepared to participate in market-based solutions and regulatory requirements. The California Air Resources Board (ARB) stated publicly that it would “work in partnership with the California Climate Action Registry to establish a process that will allow entities taking voluntary early actions to document those actions so that the reductions can be considered for credit against AB 32 obligations once the full program is in place. The Board will later determine the appropriate credit to be given for voluntary early actions and the conditions under which voluntary reductions may be used to comply with mandatory requirements."  The California Registry is still regarded as a leading international thought center on climate change issues and an intersection where business, government and environmental organizations met to work together to implement practical and effective solutions.

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