Archived Webinar: Why Verify Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

In partnership with The Climate Registry
January 31st, 2013

Greenhouse gas reporting verification - the review of GHG emissions data by a third-party source - ensures information is accurate and complete, but does it add an undue burden to campus staff completing GHG reports? As of 2012, less than a quarter of current American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment signatory institutions have reported some form of verification for one or more GHG inventory. What are the potential benefits to verification, what does verification entail, and how does verification work for colleges and universities?

This webinar will discuss opportunities, benefits, and challenges for colleges and universities to verify their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and will include a case study from the University of California. The University of California reports GHG emissions to The Climate Registry.

Jackie Zorovich, Director of Verification Services, The Climate Registry
Matthew St. Clair, Sustainability Manager, University of California Office of the President
Kira Stoll, Sustainability Manager, UC Berkeley
Moderator: Sarah Brylinsky, Director of Climate Resilience & Educational Programs, Second Nature

The proper role of colleges and universities is to lead the way by committing to climate neutrality, developing smart and farsighted plans to execute that goal, and equipping students for leadership in the challenges and opportunities ahead.
—David W. Orr, Sears Professor, Oberlin College
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