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arbcombo -- Notice for October 28, 2015 Cap-and-Trade Workshop on Sector-Based Offsets

Posted: 15 Oct 2015 17:00:04
Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) staff invites you to
participate in a public workshop on October 28, 2015 to discuss
the potential for including international, sector-based offset
credits in the Cap-and-Trade Program. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Byron Sher Auditorium
CalEPA Headquarters Building
1001 I Street
Sacramento, California 95814
Webcast: http://www.calepa.ca.gov/Broadcast/

Purpose of Workshop

On October 2, 2015, ARB staff held an initial workshop to discuss
the scope and regulatory schedule for potential amendments to the
Cap-and-Trade Regulation for the third compliance period and the
post-2020 program.  Sector-based offset crediting was one of the
topics described in the scope of these potential amendments.  The
October 28, 2015 workshop will commence the public process to
evaluate potential next steps for considering the potential to
include international, sector-based offset credits issued by
subnational programs designed to reduce emissions from tropical
deforestation and forest degradation within the Cap-and-Trade

In preparation of the October 28, 2015 workshop, ARB staff will
release a white paper describing the importance of the tropical
forestry sector for addressing climate change, the history of
California’s engagement on this topic, including with the
Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF), the relevance to
California, and possible steps needed to develop potential
regulatory amendments related to tropical forest sector-based
crediting programs.  The white paper will also include an initial
analysis of a set of recommendations provided to ARB by the REDD
Offset Working Group in 2013.  This white paper, along with the
REDD Offset Working Group recommendations and other materials
will be made available at noon on Monday, October 19, 2015 at

The tentative schedule for the October 28 workshop is as

10:00 am – 12:00 pm 
General Overview and Discussion of White Paper

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Discussion with GCF Jurisdictions and Tropical Forest Community

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm 
Technical Discussion of Monitoring, Reporting & Verification of
Tropical Forest Programs

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Discussion on Next Steps and Administrative Process

Following the workshop, stakeholders will have an opportunity to
provide written comments during an informal comment period which
will conclude at 5:00 p.m. Pacific time on Monday, November 16,
2015.  Comments may be submitted at

Presentation slides for this workshop will be posted at 8:00 am
on October 28, 2015, at

All interested stakeholders are invited to attend.  A live
webcast of the workshop will be available at
http://www.calepa.ca.gov/Broadcast/.  Remote participants may
e-mail questions during the workshop to

Additional technical meetings and workshops on specific topics
raised in the white paper and in the October 28, 2015 workshop
will likely follow in the coming months.  A notice will be issued
to announce each of these meetings once details and topics become


Cap-and-Trade Regulation

ARB first formally adopted the Regulation in October 2011.  The
Board has subsequently approved limited amendments to the
Regulation in June 2012, October 2013, April 2014, September
2014, and most recently June 2015.  The upcoming 2016 amendments
will seek to improve Program efficiency and chart post-2020
implementation of the Program.

California first recognized the importance of addressing
emissions from the deforestation and degradation of tropical
forests in the 2008 AB 32 Scoping Plan.  California further
recognized this importance through the inclusion of general
placeholder provisions within the Cap-and-Trade Regulation
adopted in 2011 and later in the first update to the AB 32
Scoping Plan in 2014.  ARB staff has continued to evaluate these
types of programs, including through California’s membership in
the Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force, a coalition of 29
subnational jurisdictions seeking to advance jurisdictional
programs designed to promote low emissions development and
reduced emissions from deforestation and land use, and to link
these activities with greenhouse gas compliance programs and
other pay-for-performance opportunities.

More information about ARB’s Cap-and-Trade Program is available
at http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/capandtrade/capandtrade.htm. 

Please note that Spanish translation services will be provided
for this October 28 workshop.  Audio equipment carrying live
Spanish translation of the workshop will be available on-site for
check out by any member of the public.

Tenga en cuenta que se prestarán los servicios de traducción al
español de este taller de 28 de octubre.  Equipo de audio llevar
traducción simultánea español del taller estará disponible en el
sitio para la salida de cualquier miembro del público.

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