The Climate Leadership Conference is dedicated to professionals addressing global climate change through policy, innovation, and business solutions.

This event gathers forward-thinking leaders from business, government, academia, and the non-profit community, to explore energy and climate related solutions, introduce new opportunities, and provide support to leaders taking action on climate change.

The Climate Leadership Conference convenes around U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's prestigious Climate Leadership Awards and is hosted by The Climate Registry, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, and the Association of Climate Change Officers, with U.S. EPA as the event's headline sponsor.

WRI will lead two side events at the conference.

Setting Corporate Carbon Reduction Targets & Comparing Best Practices

Monday, February 23 (10:30am – 12:30pm)
Business plays a central role in the transition to a low-carbon economy. This workshop will review the range of methods available for companies to align their GHG emissions reduction targets with ambitious global climate scenarios (methods will include Sector Decarbonization Approach (SDA), The 3% Solution, EPA’s Goal Evaluation Model, and the Context-Based Approach). Descriptions of available methods will be followed by company discussion of business cases for targets, current challenges, and best practices.

Measuring & Managing Electricity Emissions: New Scope 2 Accounting & Reporting Guidance

Monday, February 23 (1:30 – 3:00 pm)
The new GHG Protocol Scope 2 Guidance clarifies for the first time how companies should calculate and report emissions from purchased electricity from their operations across the globe. This workshop will inform companies, consultants and electricity market players about the Quality Criteria that all contractual instruments (such as RECs) need to meet in order to be claimed in scope 2 inventories. This workshop will cover two parts, 1) a training on the Guidance by WRI, and 2) an overview of energy purchasing options and best practices in the US by CRS, who manage the Green-e label. \