About the Climate Leadership Conference and Awards

The Climate Leadership Conference (CLC) and Awards (CLAs) were launched in 2011 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). Since 2023, The Climate Registry has been thrilled to continue the work of celebrating the nation’s climate leaders as lead presenter of the Climate Leadership Conference and Awards.

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. Read more about the Awards, view past winners, and learn how to apply here.

Get to know the conference presenter, The Climate Registry

The Climate Registry (TCR) is a non-profit organization that empowers North American organizations to be climate leaders by providing best-in-class programs and services for measuring and reducing carbon emissions. TCR’s innovative initiatives and events bring together a bipartisan coalition of governments, businesses, academia and NGOs to drive climate ambition and action on the road to net zero.

Learn more: www.theclimateregistry.org

Why Attend?

  • Build Strategic Business Connections
  • Gain New Insights
  • Celebrate and Collaborate with the Nation’s Leaders on Climate

Dive deeper into our reasons to attend and explore our delegation makeup on our Why Attend page.

Where does the Climate Leadership Conference and Awards Ceremony take place?

Each year, the Climate Leadership Team selects a new city in North America to host its three-day conference.

The 2024 Climate Leadership Conference and Awards Ceremony will take place May 21-23 in Cleveland, Ohio. 

For more information, please visit our Travel and Venue page.

Hear from the voices shaping the conference in our Climate Testimonials

Stay up to date with the latest conference news, announcements, and stories from our climate leaders.


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