ANSI signs MoU with California Registry.
Press Release Summary:
August 27, 2008 - In signing Memorandum of Understanding, ANSI and California Climate Action Registry signal their cooperation in implementing pilot accreditation program for greenhouse gas validation and verification bodies that is in accordance with all relevant international standards and California Registry protocols. Through this program, organizations accredited by ANSI will demonstrate level of competence in delivering effective validation and verification services.
Original Press Release
ANSI Partners with California Registry for Greenhouse Gas Accreditation Program
Press release date: August 25, 2008
ANSI is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance U.S. global competitiveness and the American quality of life by promoting, facilitating, and safeguarding the integrity of the voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. Its membership is comprised of businesses, professional societies and trade associations, standards developers, government agencies, and consumer and labor organizations. The Institute represents the diverse interests of more than 125,000 companies and organizations and 3.5 million professionals worldwide. About the California Climate Action Registry
The California Climate Action Registry is a private nonprofit organization committed to solving climate change through emissions reporting and reduction. It serves as a voluntary greenhouse gas (GHG) registry for entity-wide emission inventories and also establishes protocols for GHG emission reduction (offset) projects through its Climate Action Reserve program. The protocols are created through a rigorous, transparent process and are widely regarded as among the highest quality standards for offset projects. The Climate Action Reserve also accredits and oversees independent verifiers and tracks the transactions of project offset inventories, adding confidence and credibility to the voluntary carbon market. The accuracy, transparency and integrity of all of the California Registry's standards have earned it the reputation as a respected and internationally recognized leader in climate change issues. The California Climate Action Registry was originally formed by the State of California in 2001 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.