Ann McCabe and Bob Perciasepe on the Climate Leadership Awards

Statement from Ann McCabe, executive director of The Climate Registry, and Bob Perciasepe, president of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

August 25, 2017

On EPA dropping sponsorship of Climate Leadership Awards, Conference

We were disappointed to learn today that EPA will no longer co-sponsor the annual Climate Leadership Awards and Climate Leadership Conference. We thank EPA for the unique and vital role it has played over the past seven years in supporting the awards and conference.

In light of EPA’s decision, the awards and conference co-sponsors -- the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and The Climate Registry (TCR) – will be stepping up to ensure both events continue to thrive.

Since 2012, more than 115 recipients have been recognized for leadership in addressing climate change by reducing carbon emissions in their internal operations and supply chains, and planning for climate impacts.

The Climate Leadership Conference and awards, drawing hundreds of sustainability professionals from across the country, will go forward in Denver, Colorado, on February 28-March 2, 2018.

We believe it’s more important than ever to encourage and recognize climate action by businesses, organizations, local governments, and individuals to reduce the man-made emissions that are causing our climate to change. We’re eager for opportunities to build new partnerships to ensure the 2018 Climate Leadership Conference and Awards are better than ever.