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The Climate Foundation is a member of  and participates in conferences by:

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which is a body that was formed over a decade ago.  Most countries joined in an international treaty, called the UNFCCC to begin to consider what can be done to reduce global warming and to cope with whatever temperature increases are inevitable. Recently, a number of nations have approved an addition to the treaty called the Kyoto Protocol which has more powerful (and legally binding) measures.

The Climate Action Registry

The Climate Action Registry which is a non-profit public/private partnership that serves as a voluntary greenhouse gas (GHG)registry to protect, encourage and promote early actions to reduce GHG emissions. 

The Climate Foundation is working with and participates in conferences hosted by:

12th International Coral Reef Symposium

The 12th International Coral Reef Symposium was co-hosted by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University. The International Society for Reef Studies (ISRS) hosts an international conference every four years. The conference highlights cutting-edge information and technology about coral reefs from around the world. The conference was held In July 2012, and featured the world's leading natural scientists, resource managers, conservationists, economists, educators, and graduate students. 

The Climate Registry

The Climate Registry, which has grown out of the Climate Action Registry and as of October 2007 includes 39 states.  It is a multi-state and tribe collaboration aimed at developing and managing a common greenhouse gas emissions reporting system with high integrity that is capable of supporting various greenhouse gas emission reporting and reduction policies for its member states and tribes and reporting entities. It will provide an accurate, complete, consistent, transparent and verified set of greenhouse gas emissions data from reporting entities, supported by a robust accounting and verification infrastructure


CERES (pronounced "series") is a national network of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with  companies and investors to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change.

The Climate Foundation is collaborating with oceanographers around the world including researchers at:

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is a private, independent, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to research and higher education at the frontiers of ocean science. WHOI's primary mission is to develop and effectively communicate a fundamental understanding of the processes and characteristics governing how the oceans function and how they interact with the Earth as a whole.