The Climate Registry


Name of initiative The Climate Registry
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
Website address
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Starting year 2007
End year
Secretariat 811 W 7th Street, 12th floor, Los Angeles CA 90017, US, phone:(866) 523-0764,
Organisational structure The Climate Registry (TCR) is governed by its Board of Directors, which represents U.S. and Mexican states, Canadian provinces and territories and Native Sovereign Nations. Close to 300 diverse members (government, business, non-profit) measure and report their carbon emission inventories using the program provided by TCR. Additionally, TCR consults with governments nationally and internationally on all aspects of GHG measurement, reporting, and verification.
Geographical coverage North America
Name of lead organisation The Climate Registry
Type of lead organisation NGO/Civil Society
Location/Nationality of lead organisation United States of America


Description The Climate Registry (TCR) is a non-profit organization governed by U.S. states and Canadian provinces and territories. It designs and operates voluntary and compliance GHG reporting programs globally, and assists organizations in measuring, verifying and reporting the carbon in their operations in order to manage and reduce it. TCR also consults with governments nationally and internationally on all aspects of GHG measurement, reporting, and verification.

Membership with the Registry requires a fee that is differentiated between NPO, government & academics, and commercial & industrial. TCR is a follow-up organization of the California Climate Action Registry (CCAR).

Objectives Members of the Climate Registry are required to commit to the following goals:

- Utilizing best practices in greenhouse gas emissions accounting. - Establishing a common data infrastructure for voluntary and mandatory reporting and emissions reduction programs; - Providing an opportunity for Members to establish an emissions baseline and document early action; - Developing a recognized platform for credible and consistent greenhouse gas emissions reporting; - Promoting full and public disclosure of greenhouse gas emissions while respecting business confidentiality.

Activities Support a range of state-level policies, including voluntary reporting of GHG emissions, mandatory reporting of GHG emissions, and regulatory GHG emissions reduction programs. TCR is also in the process of developing additional frameworks to promote energy efficiency and an understanding of the energy embedded in the water-use cycle.
One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Political dialogue
Activity of initiative Norms and standard setting
Norms and standard setting — Standards or norms implemented by stakeholders
Value (#)300
Goals To increase stakeholder access to important emissions data for companies and governments across North America. To encourage members to utilize their facility level data to manage emissions, increase efficiency, and save money.
Comments on indicators and goals
How will goals be achieved
Have you changed or strenghtened your goals
Progress towards the goals To date, TCR has registered over 1.8 billion metric tons of CO2-equivalent Scope 1 emissions. Companies that verify their report have their data published publically on TCR's website to encourage transparency.
How are you tracking progress of your initiative All data captured in our reporting platform (CRIS) that is verified is made public. This data serves as a baseline from which to gauge and track changes.
Available reporting


Participants Number Names
Members 256  
Companies 200
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 4 University of California school system (USA),  Stanford University (USA),  Yale University (USA),  and Harvard (USA). University.
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 1 Working with the Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization - TGO (Thailand) and ICF International under the auspices of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Low Emissions Asian Development (LEAD) program,  TCR developed all components of Thailand’s revised voluntary GHG reporting program,  the Revised CFO Program (Version 2). The program will help TGO collect high-quality,  standardized GHG data that in turn will help inform their future climate policies and allow industry to make decisions about how and where they reduce their GHGs.
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 30 TCR's board is comprised of 30 active members from state and provincial governments across the US and Canada. Over 60 agencies across California and Minnesota report their emissions to TCR,  as do cities around the US.
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Other members 21 Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (USA),  The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (USA),  The Climate Registry (USA),  Noblis Energy Federation (USA),  The Forks Renewal Corporation (USA),  The Energy Coalition (USA),  David and Lucile Packard Foundation (USA),  Association of Energy Engineers (USA),  World Resources Institute (USA),  The Energy Foundation (USA),  Nuclear Energy Institute (USA),  Conservation Services Group (USA),  Aquarium of the Pacific Profit (USA),  Ford Motor Company (USA),  Delta Airlines (USA),  Exelon (USA),  the US Postal Service (USA),  Bentley Mills (USA),  Clif Bar & Company (USA),  PG&E (USA),  Qualcomm (USA),  Dignity Health (USA),  and Virgin US (USA).
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


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Last update: 7 October 2019 09:44:40

Not only have national states as participators