A better bottom line for community forest enterprises

Rural families and communities control about a third of forests in developing countries[i], and many of them are engaged in forest-based enterprises (e.g., family businesses, associations, cooperatives).  These enterprises manage forests and are important partners in fighting climate change.  They also sell a variety of forest products and services.  However, these enterprises are often missing […]

ARB Takes More Time to Consider Updates to AB 32 Scoping Plan

Air Resources Board (CARB or Board) staff is providing the information below to reflect the recent direction by the Board to provide additional time prior to its consideration of AB 32 Scoping Plan Update (Scoping Plan) to achieve the 2030 target.

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Door Still Open for Tropical Forest Credits in New ARB Draft Plan

SACRAMENTO – California’s groundbreaking effort to fight climate change took another big step forward today as the California Air Resources Board released the proposed plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 – the most ambitious target in North America. The plan builds on the state’s successful efforts to […]

New acceleration fund to drive investment in forests

By Sophie Edwards on November 11, 2016 A new financial mechanism to help combat climate change by getting funds flowing into forest carbon credits is under development and could be launched by spring next year. Forest deforestation and degradation contributes to approximately 20 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions per year, and so protecting forests […]

Cap-and-trade program proven successful part of suite of climate policies

September 19, 2016 Rajinder Sahota California Air Resources Board 1001 I Street Sacramento, CA 95184 Re: Comments on Proposed Amendments for Third Compliance Period and Post-2020 Cap-and-Trade Program Dear Ms. Sahota: On behalf of the Environmental Defense Fund, and our over 60,000 members in California, we appreciate the opportunity to comment on the proposed amendments […]

Adding tropical forest offsets will bring many benefits to California

September 19, 2016 Dear Sir/Madam, I am writing in regards to the notice of public hearing to consider amendments to the California Cap on Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Market-Based Compliance Mechanisms Regulation. Forest Trends supports the ARB staff recommendation to revise the cap and trade program to achieve the new mandated GHG reduction levels of […]

Support of the IOP to achieve California’s 2030 statewide emissions reductions

To: California Air and Resources Board From: Daniel Nepstad, PhD, Executive Director and Senior Scientist, Earth Innovation Institute; Maria DiGiano, PhD, Anthropologist and Scientist at Earth Innovation Institute; Jack Horowitz, Research and Program Assistant, Earth Innovation Institute Earth Innovation Institute (EII) would first like to commend the California Air Resources Board (ARB) on submitting the […]

Strong support for accelerating sector-based credits for tropical forest protection

by Jonah Busch, Center for Global Development Dear ARB, I write in strong support of accelerating sector-based credits for tropical forest protection within the California cap-and-trade program in time for use in the third compliance period. California now faces the urgent, important, and globally significant challenge of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 40% below 1990 levels by […]