Pre-Conference Workshops Announced for 2013 Climate Leadership Conference

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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 Conferencefrom 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.

Pre-Conference Workshops
All pre-conference workshops will take place on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. Specific times and locations will be announced shortly at

> 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.
Why attend the CLC?

  • Networking opportunities with Federal and state government officials, business and industry leaders, and non-profit experts.
  • Innovative ideas and best practices related to GHG reduction opportunities, energy consumption and diversification, climate mitigation and adaptation strategies.
  • Peer exchange on making the business case for climate related programs, navigating existing management and governance paradigms and changing operational behavior, both internally and throughout the supply chain.
  • Case studies from Climate Leadership Award winners.
  • 2013 Climate Leadership Awards Gala.

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Sponsorship & exhibitor questions: sponsors