ARB Releases Draft Proposed Amendments To Cap-and-Trade Program

The California Air Resources Board has released its draft amendments to the state’s Cap-and-Trade regulation as part of implementing Governor Brown’s Executive Order extending the program beyond the year 2020. While ARB proposes establishing new emissions caps and provisions to streamline the cap-and-trade process, international sector-based credits for tropical forests jurisdictions are not included in the proposed […]

Joining hands on climate change: Brazil, California

Protecting our climate is very important to the indigenous people of the Amazon. In the Brazilian state of Acre, where I live, we’re already seeing terrible heat, floods and droughts that we never used to experience. That’s why cooperation with California to protect our forests is important to people here. “My father taught me when […]

California’s Big Decision on Climate Change & Tropical Forests

By Daniel Nepstad, Ph.D. Executive Director and Senior Scientist at Earth Innovation Institute June 15, 2016 California’s public policy innovations for solving environmental challenges have been emulated worldwide. The state is now poised to deepen this legacy of environmental leadership as it scopes the feasibility of implementing the tropical forests provision of its landmark Global […]

Governor of Mato Grosso, Brazil Supports Tropical Forest Offsets in AB32

His Excellency Edmund Gerald Brown Jr. Governor of the State of California – USA State Capitol, Suite 1173 Sacramento, CA 95814 June 21, 2016 Subject: Support for the California State Cap-and-trade System. Honorable Governor Brown, The State of Mato Grosso, as a member of the Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force – GCF, understands the […]

Center for Global Development’s Working Group Supports Tropical Forest Credits in CA

June 6, 2016 Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. State Capital, Suite 1173 Sacramento, CA 95814 Re: Support for Sector-Based Crediting for Tropical Forests in California’s Cap-and-Trade Program Dear Governor Brown: As members of the Center for Global Development’s Working Group on Scaling Up Performance-Based Transfers for Reduced Tropical Deforestation, we write in our individual capacities to […]

Environmental Groups Urge Governor Brown to Protect Tropical Forests: combat climate change and aid disadvantaged, indigenous communities

June 1, 2016 Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173 Sacramento, CA 95814 Re: Tropical forest protection in AB 32 Dear Governor Brown: On behalf of the organizations listed below, we are writing to thank you for your leadership in climate change solutions and to express our support for including greenhouse gas […]

If a tree falls in Brazil…? Amazon deforestation could mean droughts for western U.S.

Posted November 7, 2013; 10:00 a.m. by Morgan Kelly, Office of Communications, News at Princeton In research meant to highlight how the destruction of the Amazon rainforest could affect climate elsewhere, Princeton University-led researchers report that the total deforestation of the Amazon may significantly reduce rain and snowfall in the western United States, resulting in water […]

CapRadio: California Considers Expanding Cap-And-Trade To Prevent Global Deforestation

“The projects that we’re looking at are supported by the locals,” says Dave Clegern, a spokesman with the California Air Resources Board. “They are what is known as sector-based projects, which means that they would be run in conjunction with the government of that country which would provide the opportunity for regular monitoring, verification of […]