Pre-Conference Workshops Announced for 2013 Climate Leadership Conference
Alliance to Save Energy, Business Council for Sustainable Energy, Carbon Disclosure Project, The Sustainability Consortium and World Resources Institute Join the CLC as Supporting Partner Organizations
Join us in Washington, DC for the 2013 Climate Leadership Conference from February 27 to March 1, your annual exchange for addressing global climate change through policy, innovation, and business solutions.
Register NOW to join forward-thinking leaders from business, government, academia, and the non-profit community as they discuss best practices for integrating climate change strategies while improving the bottom line. The early registration discount has been extended through December 31, 2012.
All pre-conference workshops will take place on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. Specific times and locations will be announced shortly at www.ClimateLeadershipConference.org/events.html.
|>||GHG Reduction Goal Setting Workshop |
Hosts: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency & The Climate Registry
Setting an aggressive corporate GHG reduction goal tailored to your organization can be a challenge – but a strong reduction goal helps to cut energy and operational costs, encourages innovation, garners positive attention from key stakeholders, and engages employees. This workshop will outline best practices in GHG reduction goal setting and walk you through the steps to develop a comprehensive inventory and aggressive GHG reduction goals that will showcase climate leadership. All organizations considering setting goals, and/or submitting applications for the GHG Management – Goal Setting award in future years are strongly encouraged to attend.
|>||Driving Disclosure and Action |
Host: Carbon Disclosure Project
This workshop will focus on the power of disclosure in driving action on key environmental indicators both within corporate operations and in the supply chain. Session leaders will examine lessons learned and showcase best practices highlighting the significant scale of commercial opportunities available through taking action on efficiency and reductions. The workshop will also examine processes for characterizing risks in the supply chain and provide examples of companies who are leading the field in this arena.
|>||GHG Protocol Scope 2 Accounting Guidance |
Host: World Resources Institute
For most companies, emissions associated with electricity consumption (scope 2) represent a significant portion of the total GHG inventory. The GHG Protocol Corporate Standard provides references on how to calculate and reduce those emissions, including efficiency as well as procurement choices such as low-carbon electricity products, certificates, labels and supplier choices. But as energy markets around the world have increased these consumer options, companies have sought clarity about whether and what types of contractual information is appropriate for GHG accounting, or what other conditions or features need to be in place to support it. To harmonize GHG accounting practices worldwide, the GHG Protocol has begun a process to develop Scope 2 Accounting Guidance that clarifies and complements its existing suite of international standards. This Guidance is due to be published in spring 2013.
|>||Supply Chain Questionnaire Harmonization Roundtable|
Host: Association of Climate Change Officers
At the 2012 Climate Leadership Conference, ACCO hosted an exploratory conversation designed to examine the prospects of harmonizing supply chain questionnaires. Based on that meeting, ACCO established an advisory group consisting of leading NGOs and multinational corporations to oversee a research project conducted by graduate students in the Nicholas School for Environment at Duke University. The project team has interviewed dozens of thought leaders on the topic and will have just published its draft report, which will include a roadmap for tangible action items that can be undertaken to harmonize and consolidate supply chain questionnaires. This roundtable will evaluate the preliminary findings and analyze recommendations for next steps.
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