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 […]

Legislature Passes Laws Extending Climate Program to 2030: Silent on Cap and Trade

California’s new climate change laws almost didn’t happen this year. Here’s how lawmakers pulled it off. By Chris Megerian and Melanie Mason For Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia, global warming conjured images of stricken polar bears floating away on melting ice sheets, a problem with little relevance to a politician from California’s bone-dry Inland Empire. But while […]

First Carbon Credits Sold in Mondulkiri

The government, in partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), sold its first carbon credits to billion-dollar media giant Disney for an undisclosed amount from Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in the country’s northeastern province last week. KHMER TIMES/SAFIYA CHARLES — MONDAY, 25 JULY 2016 The credits are part of a global carbon emissions trading scheme aimed at […]

California to Extend Cap-and-Trade System to 2050

The price of allowances will rise also, encouraging businesses to clean up emissions By Debra Kahn, ClimateWire on July 13, 2016 California Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration yesterday released a plan to extend the state’s landmark cap-and-trade program in a bid to slash greenhouse gas emissions through midcentury. The California Air Resources Board (ARB) proposed amendments to the […]

Tropical Rainforests are Part of the Global Climate Solution

Earth Day 2016 will go down in the history books as the day the world took action on climate change. Last Friday, representatives from 175 nations signed the Paris Agreement, which sets climate targets and includes pledges from every country to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions – the critical next step in combating climate change […]

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 […]