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Greenhouse Gas Inventory Resources

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For any city or county conducting a greenhouse gas inventory, there are many issues to address. Here are some key resources that can help get you started.

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Cool California Climate Action Resource Guide

CoolCalifornia.org is the one-stop-shop for all Californians filled with quick, easy-to-use and reliable tools that Californians need to save money and reduce their impact on the climate, including tools and resources for conducting a greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory and developing a climate action related plan.

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The Climate Action Registry

The Climate Registry is a nonprofit collaboration among North American states, provinces, territories and Native Sovereign Nations that sets consistent and transparent standards to calculate, verify and publicly report greenhouse gas emissions into a single registry.

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Local Government Protocols for Greenhouse Gas Assessments
California Air Resources Board

The Local Government Operations Protocol is the first in a suite of protocols to assist California cities, counties, and other local government organizations in quantifying their greenhouse gas emissions. It provides the methodologies to inventory baseline greenhouse gas emissions and track progress over time. Additional protocols will be developed to estimate community-scale emissions and quantify greenhouse gas reductions.

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EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Reporting System

Reporting rule may affect cities and counties with landfills, municipal power generation plants, stationary combustion equipment or other large sources of emissions.

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