LMI has long been committed to helping the government understand and mitigate climate change.
Through our climate change program, we are working to inform and engage federal government leaders on the changes they will be required to make through regulation and the voluntary changes they can make that will make a difference.
We published and freely distributed to administration officials A Federal Leader’s Guide to Climate Change. It soon gained recognition as the definitive book on the full spectrum of risks and responsibilities presented by climate change. We also partnered with the World Resources Institute to develop a Public-Sector Protocol for Greenhouse Gas Accounting. This protocol is based on the institute’s corporate standard, which as recognized worldwide as the best approach to greenhouse gas accounting.
But our efforts extend beyond the page. Recognizing the value in a “meeting of minds,” LMI has hosted executive forums on climate change issues to help senior government executives prepare for a greener future. And we have advised agencies one-on-one on their specific role in mitigating climate change. For example, for the Defense Energy Support Center, we explored the current and anticipated increase in the use of tar sands–derived crude oil and how forecasts will play out in terms of greenhouse gas emissions for the foreseeable future.
Climate change will be one of the defining issues of this century. And LMI will continue to offer the thought leadership and tools that helps the federal government make sense of it.