Climate Leadership Awards

US EPA, The Climate Registry, Pew Center on Global Climate Change and the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) announced that the nominations period is open for the new Climate Leadership Awards. The four organizations have worked collaboratively to establish the Climate Leadership Awards, which will build on the Climate Leaders program and recognize exemplary corporate, organizational and individual leadership in response to climate change.

Specific recognition categories include:

  • Excellence in GHG Management (Goal Setting Certificate)
  • Excellence in GHG Management (Goal Achievement Award)
  • Supply Chain Leadership
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Individual Leadership
  • Businesses with annual revenue over $100 million and governmental entities and academic organizations with annual budgets over $100 million are eligible for nomination in the first four recognition categories. In addition to meeting other criteria, nominees must be able to demonstrate that the bulk of their GHG management activities and achievements have occurred within the United States. In the case of the individual leadership award category, nominees must be employees of organizations that are eligible for the other categories and must reside within the United States.

    A recognition event to honor award recipients will take place on the evening of February 29, 2012 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in conjunction with the first annual Climate Leadership Conference, which will be held from February 29-March 1, 2012. The conference will feature thought leaders from the public and private sectors who will share key insights and innovative ideas on topics related to the awards such as: energy efficiency, clean energy, setting and achieving GHG reduction goals, engaging supply chains, addressing climate risks, and other practical applications for managing and reducing emissions. Conference details will be regularly updated at

    EPA and the NGO partners will hold a webinar on September 21st at 10am PT/1pm ET to discuss the award criteria, nomination process, and answer questions. For more information on the webinar, as well as detailed criteria and nomination forms, visit EPA's website

    Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to receive federal and state government recognition for your environmental efforts and highlight your leadership and competitive edge to key stakeholders.

    Have questions about the Climate Leadership Awards? Please contact Daniel Kreeger at 202-496-7390.

    About the Partners

      The Climate Registry provides organizations with the tools and resources to help them calculate, verify, report and manage their GHG emissions in a publicly transparent and credible way. The Registry was established in 2007 as a 501 (c)(3) by US states and Canadian provinces and today is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of senior officials from 41 US states, the District of Columbia, 13 Canadian provinces and territories, six Mexican states and four Native Sovereign Nations. The Registry is a membership organization with more than 430 members who use The Registry's services measure and manage their emissions and share best practices with a community of members. For more information see

      The Pew Center on Global Climate Change is a 501(c)(3) organization that operates under the legal umbrella Strategies for the Global Environment. Formed in 1998, the Pew Center is an internationally recognized pragmatic voice offering credible information and analysis, straight answers, and innovative solutions in the effort to address global climate change. In a highly polarized, controversial and politicized arena, the Pew Center provides a non-partisan forum for constructive engagement between business leaders, policy makers, scientists, and other experts. For more information, please visit

      The Association of Climate Change Officers is a 501(c)(6) non-profit membership organization for executives and officials worldwide in industry, government, academia and the non-profit community. ACCO's mission is to advance the knowledge and skills of those dedicated to developing and directing climate change strategies in the public and private sectors, and to establish a flexible and robust forum for collaboration between climate change officers. For more information about ACCO, please visit