FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Campo Kumeyaay Nation Celebrates Greenhouse Gas Measurement Milestone
Chairman H. Paul Cuero, Jr. Announces Campo Kumeyaay Nation's Agreement on Common Greenhouse Gas Reporting Standards
Campo Indian Reservation, California - As part of North America's largest climate change initiative, the Campo Kumeyaay Nation announces a new standard, The Climate Registry's General Reporting Protocol, a comprehensive guideline outlining how greenhouse gas emissions will be reported by organizations participating in The Climate Registry program.
The Campo Kumeyaay Nation is a member of the board of directors of The Climate Registry. The board includes representatives from 39 U.S. States, eight Canadian Provinces, six Mexican States, three Native American tribes, and the District of Columbia.
"We are proud to be an integral part of the formation of The Climate Registry and encourage other tribal governments, local corporations and organizations in Southern California to join this early effort taking action on climate change by measuring and publicly reporting their greenhouse gas emissions to the Registry," said Chairman Cuero. "We endorse upcoming federal reporting standards that build upon the work The Climate Registry has done."
Organizations that join The Climate Registry before May 1st will be considered Founding Reporters and will receive continued recognition for their outstanding environmental leadership in measuring and publicly reporting their greenhouse gas emissions on a voluntary basis. Seventy-three leading corporations, non-profit organizations, cities, and counties are currently reporting their greenhouse gas emission to The Climate Registry. Baselines established in The Climate Registry are likely to be recognized under future state, provincial, and federal programs.
The General Reporting Protocol is significant because it defines the methodology used to calculate, verify, and public report greenhouse gas emissions. The protocol document incorporates public comments from workshops conducted throughout North America. The Registry has created a common standard for measuring, reporting and verifying GHG emissions which is consistent across industry sectors and borders. It is a tracking system for states, provinces, and tribes to implement voluntary, mandatory, and market based programs.
The Registry will also help ensure a standardized carbon currency throughout North America.
The Climate Registry is creating a common infrastructure for reporting corporate, governmental and other GHG emissions data. The Climate Registry carbon accounting standards provide accurate, complete, consistent, transparent, comparable and verified GHG reporting. For more information visit: www.theclimateregistry.org.
The Campo Kumeyaay Nation is one of twelve (12) Kumeyaay Bands in the County of San Diego, California. They are a gaming tribe and owners of the Golden Acorn Casino & Travel Center. The Campo Kumeyaay Nation are proud leaders in renewable wind energy (Kumeyaay Wind), in Indian Country and has recently joined The Climate Registry as one of the FIRST tribal nations to measure and collect data on GHG emissions in the region.
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