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Thought Leadership in Marrakech: TCR at COP22

In partnership with the Climate Action Reserve, TCR sponsored a vibrant delegation of state officials and business leaders from North America. We hosted a welcome reception, two side events and a press conference highlighting sub-national leadership on climate change. 
See photos and learn more here.

"Much of the action in the U.S. is happening at the state level, and we are not slowing down: 36 of our states have climate action plans. There has already been an economic transformation in the states; that will not change.”
-Deb Markowitz, Secretary of Natural Resources, Vermont

Climate Leadership Conference best rate expires on December 18th - Register now!
 
You don’t want to miss the 2017 Climate Leadership Conference, March 1-3 in Chicago. Join fellow climate, energy, and sustainability professionals to address climate change through policy, innovation, and business solutions. Hear, learn from, and engage with our growing line-up of speakers, build strategic connections during our program and related networking events, and celebrate this year’s leading organizations at the Climate Leadership Awards Dinner.

TCR's Ivy League Members - Leading the Way

In 2008, Harvard set a short-term goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 30% by 2016, from a 2006 baseline, inclusive of campus growth. They have now met that goal. You can read the full report on their website. 
Yale is on track to achieve its goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 43 percent below 2005 levels by 2020, despite a 14 percent increase in campus size. Read the report here. 

Verification Reminder 

TCR’s annual verification deadline is this Thursday, December 15th. Please be sure that you have completed any requested corrective actions and submitted your inventory to your verification body. If you are unable to complete verification prior to Thursday’s deadline, please be sure to complete and submit a verification deadline extension request to help@theclimateregistry.org.

Thank you for supporting our year-end campaign. We look forward to 2017 and continuing to empower our generation to reduce its carbon footprint.  
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
December 15: Verification Deadline
January 25: ClimatEEfficient Webinar​
January 25-26: CA Climate Change Symposium
February 1: 2017 Season Kick-Off Webinar
March 1-3: Climate Leadership Conference 
The California Climate Change Symposium is a premier forum for sharing cutting-edge research addressing the impacts of climate change on the state. This research will help inform strategies to safeguard the state from a changing climate and accelerate programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

Registration 
January 25-26
Sheraton Grand, Sacramento
ClimatEEfficient Webinar: Tackling transportation emissions when they seem out of your control 
Transportation is often perceived by higher education institutions as an area that is out of their control. TCR member Ameresco’s Climate Change Initiatives Group will use data to address: best management practices for collecting transportation data; how to develop a GHG Inventory that informs change but isn't data overkill; and how institutions decide which projects to tackle and when.

Registration
January 25, 10-11am PT
2017 Kick-Off Webinar 
Join us for an informative webinar to get essential TCR updates to ease your reporting process next year. This webinar will give you all the tools you need to successfully report your emissions year 2016 inventory to TCR.

Please note that this webinar is intended for TCR’s members and approved verification bodies only. 

Registration
February 1st, 10-11am PT

Our Work on the Water-Energy Nexus

This video was premiered at the 2016 Cool Planet Award Ceremony on Tuesday, October 25th. Understanding the Water-Energy Nexus examines the intricate interconnection of water and energy. Having completed the first-ever Water Energy GHG Guidance last year, TCR is now piloting it in Southern California in partnership with Southern California Edison, and looking towards expanding it into a national protocol. 
For more on this exciting initiative visit our website.
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