The April 28, 2016 workshop will continue the public process to develop potential 2016 amendments to the Cap-and-Trade Regulation (Regulation). ARB staff will present the regulatory and statutory (SB 1018) linkage process as these would relate to linkage with the Cap-and-Trade Program in Ontario, Canada. During the workshop, staff will also continue the discussion to evaluate 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 Regulation. Topics included for this workshop would include how the linkage process would relate to sector-based crediting programs such as the program in Acre, Brazil, as well as potential approaches and criteria for ensuring that robust social and environmental safeguards are included in any sector-based crediting program ARB may consider for linkage.
Comments may be submitted at http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/capandtrade/meetings/meetings.htm.
Presentation slides for this workshop will be posted at 9:00 am on April 27, 2016, a thttp://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/capandtrade/meetings/meetings.htm. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.