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Association Of Climate Change Officers

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Causes: Physical & Earth Sciences, Technology

Mission: Acco defines, develops and supports the functions, resources and communities necessary for effective organizational leadership in addressing climate-related risks and opportunities.

Programs: Acco has served as a primary partner to the u. S. Environmental protection agency in co-producing the annual climate leadership conference and awards program in partnership with the climate registry and the center for climate and energy solutions. The climate leadership awards is a national awards program that recognizes and incentivizes exemplary corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in response to climate change. In february 2012, the first-ever awards were presented to one individual and 20 organizations from across the u. S. Who are leading the way in the management and reduction of ghg emissions-both in internal operations and throughout the supply chain. The climate leadership awards dinner takes place during the annual climate leadership conference

acco produced a series of nationally recognized education and training conferences including the 2nd annual rising seas summit (a featured event during climate week new york in partnership with the new york city department of environmental protection), the climate strategies forum ("csf" -- rescheduled due to the federal shutdown in fall 2013), and the 4th defense, national security & climate change symposium. Revenues were generated and then held until 2014 (expenses for that event were deferred until 2014 when the event was rescheduled).

the future climate change officer fellowship program (future ccos) is designed to connect masters level graduates who have their studies upon climate change or sustainability (and have formal education in business, law, engineering, public policy and/or communications) with companies, universities and government entities to work on climate change related response efforts (e. G. Supply chain management, ghg management, adaptation and resilience, disclosure and investor relations, etc. ).

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