Greenhouse Gas Accounting

Informational Resources and Guides
Tools and Calculators
Grants and Funding Programs
California Air  Resources Board (ARB)
Since its formation the ARB has worked with the public, the business sector, and local governments to protect the public's health, the economy and the state's ecological resources through the most cost-effective reduction of air pollution.
  • Cool California - Provide all Californians with the tools they need to take action to protect the climate. Provides a Local Government Toolkit to help cities and counties save money and protect the climate. The toolkit includes information on Cost Saving Actions, Financial Resources, Carbon Footprint Calculators, and Success Stories.
  • Local Government Operations Protocol (LGOP) - Enable local governments to develop emissions inventories following internationally recognized GHG accounting and reporting principles defined below with attention to the unique context of local government operations.
Institute for Local Government (ILG)
The ILG provides information skills and resources to the entire range of city and county officials so that local governments can be more effective and develop stronger communities. The ILG manages the California Climate Action Network (CCAN) to help cities and counties play a leadership role in responding to the challenges of climate change. CCAN provides such as a sample climate-friendly purchasing policy, climate action white papers that provide overviews to local government employees, and a list of best practices for local government climate action.