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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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14 Free Climate and Energy On-demand Trainings
For California Local Governments

ICLEI–Local Governments for Sustainability USA, through Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative, has developed a new series of short, online trainings for SEEC available to watch instantly! Learn how to use the Climate Action Planning Assistant tool and the Forecasting Assistant tool; how to follow the Community Protocol; how to set targets, measure your progress, and more!

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BAAQMD Climate Grants at Work

Explore the innovative ways Bay Area local governments and nonprofits are reducing greenhouse gases.

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Calculating Carbon Emissions

This whitepaper explains the concepts behind calculating greenhouse gas (or carbon dioxide) emissions from different activities.

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The California Climate Action Registry

The California Climate Action Registry served as a voluntary greenhouse gas registry to protect and promote early actions to reduce GHG emissions by organizations through 2010.  The California Registry has been folded into the Climate Registry, which covers all of North America.

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Cool California

CoolCalifornia.org is a new 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.

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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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ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

ICLEI is an association founded in 1990 of 1100 local governments from 67 countries who are committed to sustainable development. ICLEI provides technical consulting, training, and information services to build capacity, share knowledge, and support local government in the implementation of sustainable development at the local level.

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Greenhouse Gas Inventories for Local Government Operations
Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative

Access resources to help local agencies complete a greenhouse gas inventory, including the Quick Start Guide for Conducting a Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Local Government Operations Protocol.  Developed by ICLEI through the California Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative.

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PG&E Greenhouse Gas Emission Factors Info Sheet

This document is intended to help customers understand the various emission factors available to estimate greenhouse gas emissions for purposes such as voluntary greenhouse gas emissions reporting and climate action planning.

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Quick Start Guide for Setting A Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target
Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative

Download ICLEI’s guide to conducting a forecast and setting GHG targets that reflect climate science and align with your existing goals. Developed through the California Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative.

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