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Climate Action Reserve

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Climate Action Reserve is a energy conservation organization based in Los Angeles, CA that was founded in 2001. As of 2018 they had $4.0 million in revenue and $4.2 million in assets.

The Reserve promotes the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by pioneering credible market-based policies and solutions. It encourages action to reduce those emissions by ensuring the environmental integrity and financial benefit of emissions reduct...

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Program areas at Climate Action Reserve

The Climate Action Reserve is an international carbon offsets program focused on ensuring environmental integrity of ghg emissions reductions projects to create and support financial and environmental value in the north american voluntary carbon market, the California cap-and-trade program, and international cap-and-trade programs. It does this by establishing high-quality standards for quantifying and verifying ghg emissions reductions projects, overseeing independent third party verification bodies, and issuing carbon credits generated from such projects and tracking the credits over time in a transparent, publicly-accessible system. These standards not only ensure the environmental integrity of using offsets, but they also bring credibility and efficiencies to the carbon market by creating a trusted and valued commodity.

In fy2018 the Reserve continued to engage in international initiatives, including the development of international emissions reduction standards, collaborating with partners and serving as an expert consultant for governments and others. In fy2018 the Reserve continued to pilot forestry projects in rural mexico to test the mexico forest project protocol, including the development of its verification program and training verifiers. Credits for the first mexico forest project were issued in fy2018.

The Climate Action Reserve is also active in the development of Climate change policy. As a non-partisan organization, the Climate Action Reserve works to bring together thought leaders on Climate change, including policymakers, businesses, academics and a variety of ngos to advocate for globally standardized greenhouse gas reporting and measurement standards. In 2018 the Climate Action Reserve successfully hosted the 16th annual navigating the american carbon world conference in san francisco. Over 500 Climate professionals gathered for information, discussion and networking to advance market-based solutions to Climate change. The Climate Action Reserve also hosted several panel discussions at cop23 in bonn, germany, that allowed the international Climate community to gain a deeper understanding of the pioneering initiatives in California and other subnational and national governments. The Climate Action Reserve also regularly hosts workshops, presentations and seminars on a variety of Climate policy topics including carbon markets.

Form 990s for Climate Action Reserve

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-06Mar 15, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Jan 19, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Apr 19, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Mar 17, 2016990View PDF
2014-06Feb 3, 2015990View PDF
...and four more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Climate Action Reserve

Total grants, contributions, etc.$546,001
Program services$3,546,590
Investment income and dividends$1,712
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$4,879
Total revenues$4,099,182

Vendors for Climate Action Reserve

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
PayPalFundraising software; Payment processing2019-12-09
█████████Content management system software2019-12-09
████████ ███Tax accounting2019-03-08
███ ███████ ████████Joint Delegation To Cop23 in Bonn German$112,1842018-06-01
█████████ ████████Software2018-04-27

Personnel at Climate Action Reserve

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Craig EbertPresident$163,199Sept. 29, 2020
Gillian CalofVice President, Operations$131,936Sept. 29, 2020
████████ █████Vice President, Communications and Business Outreach$118,411Sept. 29, 2020
████ █████████Vice President, Forestry$133,506Aug. 8, 2019
████ █████Policy Director-Sept. 29, 2020
██████ ██ ███Program Director-Sept. 29, 2020
█████ █████Office Manager-Sept. 29, 2020
████ ███Senior Communications Manager-Sept. 29, 2020
███ ███████Forest Policy Manager-Sept. 29, 2020
████ ███████Policy Manager-Sept. 29, 2020
...and nine more key personnel

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4Resources for the Future501(c)(3)$9.1 millionWashington, DC
5Elemental Excelerator501(c)(3)$14 millionHonolulu, HI
6Advanced Energy Economy Institute501(c)(3)$4.5 millionWashington, DC
7Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC)501(c)(3)$9.5 millionMontpelier, VT
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9Houston Advanced Research Center501(c)(3)$4.8 millionThe Woodlands, TX
10Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)501(c)(3)$7.9 millionMontpelier, VT
11Consortium for Energy Efficiency501(c)(3)$3.5 millionMiddleton, MA
12The Climate Registry501(c)(3)$1.9 millionLos Angeles, CA
13The Breakthrough Institute501(c)(3)$2.7 millionOakland, CA
14Future 500501(c)(3)$1.4 millionSan Francisco, CA
15Prospect Silicon Valley501(c)(3)$1.2 millionSan Jose, CA
16Institute for Local Government501(c)(3)$1.4 millionSacramento, CA
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18Climate Policy Initiative (CPI)501(c)(3)$13 millionSan Francisco, CA
19Environmental Health Coalition (EHC)501(c)(3)$4.2 millionNational City, CA
20Community Environmental Council (CEC)501(c)(3)$1.6 millionSanta Barbara, CA
21Sierra Business Council501(c)(3)$2.1 millionTruckee, CA
22Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)501(c)(3)$2.8 millionOakland, CA
23Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI)501(c)(3)$15 millionKnoxville, TN
24Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program (CLASP)501(c)(3)$9.3 millionWashington, DC
25Institute for Local Self Reliance501(c)(3)$2.2 millionWashington, DC