Related Tools and Resources
ICLEI is committed to supporting local governments with resources to help them develop GHG emissions inventories that are compliant with the Community Protocol.
Community Inventory Scoping and Reporting Tool
This free, Excel-based tool can help local governments prepare a GHG inventory that is compliant with the Community Protocol. It is useful as a place to organize information that can be used internally as well as in creating final public reports. Use of the tool is not required in Protocol-compliant inventories, but it can help in developing features of an inventory that are required.
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Recycling and Composting Protocol
The RC Protocol, developed by ICLEI, represents the new national standard for measuring emissions benefits of recycling and composting at the community level. The RC Protocol complements ICLEI's Community Protocol by providing additional guidance on accounting for the emissions benefits of recycling and composting activities in a community.
Coming in 2013: Next-Generation GHG Inventory Software
ICLEI is developing a state-of-the-art, web-based tool that will help local governments develop a Community Protocol-compliant GHG inventory.
Five Milestones for Climate Mitigation Guidance
ICLEI's proven process for addressing climate change includes comprehensive guidance and detailed resources to help local governments complete a GHG inventory, set a reduction target, develop a climate action plan, implement measures, and monitor and verify resources. Browse this extensive section of ICLEI's website.
Local Government Operations Protocol (LGOP)
The LGOP is the existing national standard for how to conduct a GHG inventory of municipal operations. The LGOP is the technical complement to the Community Protocol.
Global Community Protocol
ICLEI USA's Community Protocol is in alignment with the Global Community Protocol developed by ICLEI Global, C40, the World Bank, and the World Resources Institute. While the U.S. Community Protocol is a detailed technical protocol, the Global Community Protocol is a more general framework for use by communities around the world.