Center for Corporate Climate Leadership
Climate Leadership Awards
Climate Leadership Awards
- About the CLA
- 2013 Award Winners
- 2012 Award Winners
- Application Process, Eligibility and Evaluation Criteria
- Frequent Questions
- Awards and Conference
- About the Partners
"The co-sponsorship of this new recognition opportunity reflects EPA's commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and recognizing leadership on climate change. We are pleased to be partnering with three non-profit organizations that have demonstrated expertise in GHG emissions management."
– Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator
Dates to Remember
- February 24 - 26, 2014 – Climate Leadership Conference, San Diego, CA. Registration is open .
- February 25, 2014 – Award recipients honored at Climate Leadership Awards, San Diego, CA
EPA's Climate Protection Partnerships Division is committed to reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs) through cost-effective partnerships to advance clean energy and energy efficiency across the U.S. economy. As part of this commitment, EPA co-sponsors the Climate Leadership Awards (CLA) with three NGO partners: The Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) , the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) , and The Climate Registry (The Registry) .
The CLA is a national awards program that recognizes and incentivizes exemplary corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in response to climate change. In February 2012, the first-ever awards were presented to one individual and 20 organizations from across the U.S. who are leading the way in the management and reduction of GHG emissions — both in internal operations and throughout the supply chain. In February 2013, the second annual awards were presented to two individuals and 21 organizations.
Climate Leadership Award Recognition Categories:
- Organizational Leadership Award
Recognizes organizations that have comprehensive, publicly available GHG inventories and aggressive GHG emissions reduction goals, and exemplify extraordinary leadership in addressing climate risk in their organizational strategies and through engagement of their peers, competitors, partners, and supply chain.
- Individual Leadership Award
Recognizes individuals demonstrating extraordinary leadership in their organizations' response to climate change and/or affecting the responses of other organizations.
- Supply Chain Leadership Award
Recognizes organizations that have comprehensive GHG inventories and aggressive emissions reduction goals and demonstrate extraordinary leadership in managing GHGs in their organizational supply chains.
- Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (Goal Achievement Award)
Recognizes organizations that publicly report and verify corporate GHG inventories and achieve aggressive corporate GHG emissions reduction goals.
- Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (Goal Setting Certificate)
Recognizes organizations that publicly report and verify corporate GHG inventories and publicly set aggressive corporate GHG emissions reduction goals.