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					The Southern Ute Indian Tribe and
Climate Change
Greetings!
Reservation Boundaries
Southern Ute Indian Tribe Climate Change
Initiatives

–   Employs Environmental Programs Staff
        Five Air Quality Program personnel.
–   Developed Reservation Air Code/Developing
    Air Permitting Program
        Title V in application packet near complete / minor
         sources currently being drafted
–   Ambient monitoring sites
        Collect useful background data
–   Conduct Emissions Inventories
–   Member of The Climate Registry
        Founding member and representative on the
         Board of Directors to represent Native American
         Tribal concerns and priorities
     What is The Climate Registry (TCR)?

MISSION:
To create a platform for credible, highly
   transparent, and comprehensive GHG
   emissions reporting in North America
MEMBERS:           39 States, 3 Indian tribes,
                   7 Canadian Provinces
                   6 Mexican states
REPORTERS: 53+ Reporters
The Climate Registry Goals: Southern Ute Participation
Board of Directors

          Create a single consistent, GHG accounting tool
          Influence future GHG reporting—create a model for uniform GHG
           reporting across North America
          Document verified early-action
          Establish a base for mandatory state/provincial GHG reporting
           programs
          Provide opportunities for learning, collaboration, and capacity-
           building on GHG policy
  What are the core reporting requirements?


The General Reporting Protocol is based on WRI/WBCSD’s
  GHG Protocol and requires:

   –   Annual reporting of six GHGs
   –   Distinct reporting of direct and indirect emissions
   –   Facility level reporting for all North American facilities
   –   Independent third-party verification
   –   Public reporting of emissions records
GHG Reporting Options

   Reporting Options:
    –   Transitional reporting permitted for 2 years
    –   Worldwide emissions reporting
    –   Organizational boundary defined by equity-share,
        financial and/or operational control
    –   Reporting of historical data
    –   Simplified estimation of hard-to-measure
        emissions
    –      (up to 5% of total emissions)
    Where does TCR belong in the list of
   existing, voluntary climate programs?

GHG REGISTRIES               TRADING PROGRAMS
 CA Climate Action Registry  Chicago Climate Exchange
 The Climate Registry         (CCX)


GHG REDUCTION                INVESTOR DISCLOSURE
  PROGRAMS                    Global Reporting Initiative
 EPA Climate Leaders         Carbon Disclosure Project
 DOE 1605b/Climate Vision    SEC 10-K (Potentially)
               TCR Development

Feb 2008:     Regional public workshops on GRP and VP

Feb 1, 2008   Verification Protocol released for public comment

March 2008    General Reporting Protocol finalized

March 2008    New website and software demo available

Ongoing:      Development of industry- and project-specific
                     protocols

Ongoing:      Development of options for TCR/state collaboration on
                     mandatory reporting
For more information:

          Allison Reilly
        (617) 259.2012
     areilly@nescaum.org

             -or-
       Michelle Manion
       (617) 259.2033
   mmanion@nescaum.org
  www.TheClimateRegistry.org
Contact Info:

    Southern Ute Indian Tribe
    Air Quality Program
    P.O. Box 737
    Ignacio CO 81137
    Tele: 970.563.4705
    Email: jtemte@southern-ute.nsn.us

				
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