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Climate Leadership Awards

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"The co-sponsorship of this 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

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) Exit EPA Disclaimer, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) Exit EPA Disclaimer, and The Climate Registry (The Registry) Exit EPA Disclaimer.

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 the third annual event in February 2014, nineteen awards were given to 15 organizations and two individuals for their leadership in addressing climate change by reducing carbon pollution.

Climate Leadership Award Recognition Categories:

  • Organizational Leadership Award
    Recognizes organizations that not only have their own comprehensive greenhouse gas inventories and aggressive emissions reduction goals, but also exemplify leadership in their internal response to climate change, through engagement of their peers, competitors, partners, and supply chain, and addressing climate risk in their enterprise strategies.
  • Individual Leadership Award
    Recognizes individuals exemplifying extraordinary leadership in leading their organizations' response to climate change and/or affecting the responses of other organizations.
  • Supply Chain Leadership Award
    Recognizes organizations that have their own comprehensive greenhouse gas inventories and aggressive emissions reduction goals and demonstrate they are at the leading edge of managing greenhouse gases in their organizational supply chains.
  • Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (Goal Achievement Award)
    Recognizes organizations that publicly report and verify corporate greenhouse gas inventories and achieve aggressive greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals.
  • Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (Goal Setting Certificate)
    Recognizes organizations that publicly report and verify corporate greenhouse gas inventories and publicly set aggressive greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals.

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