This announcement came across our desk the other day and we thought we would share! Earlier this month, EPA Assistant Administrator Gina McCarthy announced the creation of the EPA Center for Corporate Climate Leadership. This new virtual center will build on the successes and legacy of the former Climate Leaders program—as well as EPA's other voluntary partnership programs—while expanding EPA's corporate GHG accounting and management work to a larger and more diverse group of organizations. The Center for Corporate Climate Leadership will serve as a resource for all organizations looking to achieve cost-effective GHG emission reductions.
The announcement of the Center's launch took place at the inaugural Climate Leadership Conference where EPA co-sponsored the Climate Leadership Awards (CLA). The CLA are a new national awards program to recognize exemplary corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in response to climate change and will serve as a cornerstone of the new Center. Twenty organizations and one individual were recognized for exemplary leadership in greenhouse gas management as part of the first annual Climate Leadership Awards.
In the coming months, the Center will be hosting several webinars and highlighting best practices from different organizations to facilitate conversation and idea sharing on ways to measure, manage and reduce GHG emissions. For more information you can visit www.epa.gov/climateleadership.