18 May '11, 10pm

Defunct Climate Leaders Program Lives On in NGO Awards

Defunct Climate Leaders Program Lives On in NGO Awards

Many Climate Leaders members felt burned when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced, in September 2010, that it would shutter the popular program , which provided technical assistance and public recognition for companies that sought to reduce their carbon emissions. The cross-sector Climate Leaders program spurred companies to calculate their greenhouse gas emissions and set goals to reduce them. Participants earned recognition for their achievements. The program had nearly 200 members operating in all 50 U.S. states, collectively reducing greenhouse gas emissions by roughly 50 million metric tons per year. It was a win-win, hailed as an example of a voluntary carbon-cutting program that encouraged action in the absence of federal climate legislation. The reasons given for terminating the program included the existence of other programs available to help with ...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/news/2011/05/18/defunct-climate-l...

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