Carbon Accounting Compliance Challenges

Strategies to Meet the EPA’s New Mandatory GHG Reporting Requirements

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A


Conducted on Tuesday, June 8, 2010

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will prepare companies and counsel to meet the requirements for the GHG reporting process. The panel will offer their guidance for dealing with the EPA’s new reporting rule and offer carbon accounting strategies to comply with the rule.

Description

Under the EPA’s Mandatory Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting rule, large GHG emitters must report emissions beginning for the year 2010. Though the rule was effective Dec. 2009, the rule continues to evolve. On Mar. 22, 2010, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson signed four new proposals to amend the rule.

Are your clients ready to meet the carbon accounting challenges? As companies begin to compile information, most need help with the legal assessment, understanding whether the rule applies to them, and how to ensure compliance.

Counsel and other advisors must have a thorough understanding of the GHG reporting rule and its implications for their companies and clients—and how to account for carbon emissions and comply with the EPA’s new rule.

Listen as our authoritative panel of environmental attorneys and corporate advisors examines the EPA’s new reporting rule and offer strategies for carbon accounting to comply with the rule.

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Outline

  1. EPA’s GHG reporting rule
    1. What’s covered
    2. Monitoring
    3. Measurement
    4. Certification and verification
    5. Impact of the proposed rules amending the reporting rule
  2. Implications of the new rule
    1. On corporate governance
    2. On environmental disclosure
    3. On corporate climate change strategy
  3. Carbon accounting and complying with the new rule
    1. Legal
    2. Accounting
    3. Technical

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What emissions are covered under the new GHG reporting rule?
  • How could the proposed rule amendments change the GHG reporting rule?
  • What steps should companies and counsel take now to ensure compliance with the EPA's reporting rule?

Faculty

Christina M. Carroll
Christina M. Carroll

Partner
McKenna Long & Aldridge

She focuses on complex litigation including insurance, toxic tort, and environmental litigation. She counsels clients...  |  Read More

John L. Clancy
John L. Clancy

Shareholder
Godfrey & Kahn

He provides environmental and energy-related services to a variety of entities, advising on the siting of renewable and...  |  Read More

Rich Baltimore
Rich Baltimore

Senior Analyst
ClearCarbon

He works with corporations from different industries to account for GHG emissions, develop emission reduction...  |  Read More

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