ARB Cap-and-Trade Workshop on Linkage and Sector-Based Offsets‏

Purpose of Workshop

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.

The tentative schedule for the April 28 workshop is as follows:

  • 9:30 am – 10:30 am Discussion of Linkage Process and Requirements for Potential Linked Partner Programs
  • 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Focus on the Cap-and-Trade Program in Ontario, Canada
  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Discussion of Linkage Process and Requirements, with a focus on the Sector-Based Crediting Programs, including Acre, Brazil
  • 2:00 pm -5:00 pm Social and Environmental Safeguard Requirements for Potential Linked Sector-Based Offset Programs
  • 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 Friday, May 13, 2016.

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Presentation slides for this workshop will be posted at 9:00 am on April 27, 2016, a t All interested stakeholders are invited to attend. A live webcast of the workshop will be available at Remote participants may e-mail questions during the workshop to

Event Details

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