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U.S. Community Protocol for Accounting and Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The first national standard to guide local governments on how to measure and report the greenhouse gas emissions associated with their communities. The Community Protocol includes groundbreaking innovations in greenhouse gas accounting, and represents a major step forward to support cities and local climate action.

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Special Thanks

ICLEI would like to thank the volunteer steering committee and technical advisory committee members for their dedicated work. We'd also like to thank our generous sponsors for recognizing the national importance of the Protocol, including Pacific Gas and Electric Company, and the State of Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.

ICLEI's Leadership

ICLEI is proud to have released the Community Protocol on October 4, 2012. With this new national standard, ICLEI solidifies its leadership in the local climate action movement, and furthers its comprehensive support to help U.S. cities and counties lower their greenhouse gas emissions.




What's New in Version 1.1 (9/27/13)

California Governor's Office Recommends Using ICLEI's Community Protocol (1/29/13)

New Community Protocol Trainings Coming Soon!


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