Country:United States
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2001
Policy Type:Voluntary Approaches>Negotiated Agreements (Public-private sector)
Policy Target:Industry, Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:California Climate Action Registry
Legal References:California Senate Bills No. 1771 and 527

The California Climate Action Registry (the Registry) was established by the State of California, following the passing of bills SB1771 and SB527 (technical changes), in 2001 as a non-profit voluntary registry for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The purpose of the Registry is to help companies and organizations with operations in the state to establish GHG emissions baselines against which any future GHG emission reduction requirements may be applied. The Registry encourages voluntary actions to increase energy efficiency and decrease GHG emissions. Using any year from 1990 forward as a base year, participants can record their GHG emissions inventory. The State of California, in turn, will offer its best efforts to ensure that participants receive appropriate consideration for early actions in the event of any future state, federal or international GHG regulatory scheme. Registry participants include businesses, non-profit organizations, municipalities, state agencies, and other entities. The California Registry started with 23 Charter Members and currently has over 415 of the worlds largest and leading corporations, universities, cities & counties, government agencies and environment organizations voluntarily measuring, monitoring, and publicly reporting their GHG emissions using the California Registrys protocols.

Last modified: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:47:23 CET