The Climate Leadership Conference and Awards were launched in 2012 to continue the legacy of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Leaders program, which recognized companies for setting and achieving greenhouse gas reduction goals from 2002 to 2011. Founding partners of the updated awards program and climate-focused conference in 2012 included the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), The Climate Registry, the EPA’s Center for Corporate Climate Leadership, and the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO).
In 2017, U.S. EPA left the partnership. Bloomberg Philanthropies stepped up to support and recognize climate leadership, serving as
Over the years more than 185 companies, organizations and individuals from diverse sectors across the U.S. have received a Climate Leadership Award for their exemplary leadership. The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions and The Climate Registry are thrilled to continue the work of celebrating the nation’s climate leaders with the 10th annual Climate Leadership Conference and Awards in May 2021 in New Orleans.
As we look forward to celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Climate Leadership Conference and Awards in 2021, we remain nimble, creative, and cautiously optimistic in our planning efforts. Our intention has been to host a live event with a complementary virtual component (late May in New Orleans). We continue to monitor safety and public health guidelines, currently shifting our event plans to adapt accordingly. Your health and safety are top of mind and we look forward to sharing news early in the new year. Thank you in advance for your patience.
About the Conference Presenters
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan organization promoting strong policy and action to address the twin challenges of energy and climate change. Launched in 2011, C2ES is the successor to the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, long recognized in the United States and abroad as an influential and pragmatic voice on climate issues. C2ES, a 501(c)(3) organization, is an unbiased source of information, a trusted convener, and a catalyst for constructive business engagement.
The Climate Registry
The Climate Registry is a non-profit organization governed by U.S. states and Canadian provinces and territories. The Climate Registry designs and operates voluntary and compliance GHG reporting programs globally, and assists organizations in measuring, reporting and verifying (MRV) the carbon in their operations in order to manage and reduce it. TCR also builds GHG MRV capacity in sub-national and national governments, and spearheads innovative projects such as the Water-Energy Nexus Registry.
Build Strategic Business Connections with a global audience of climate, energy, and sustainability thought leaders and decision makers addressing climate change in their operations.
Gain New Insights, engage leaders in the sustainability field, and build upon professional development goals through an interactive program that addresses climate solutions and best practices, risk and resilience, and navigating current policy and innovative financing.
Celebrate and Collaborate with the Nation’s Leaders on Climate through networking events, strategy exchange sessions, and the Climate Leadership Awards Dinner.