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.

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 […]

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 […]

The Conservancy supports the continued use of the regulatory cap and trade program

September 19, 2016 Via electronic submittal California Air Resources Board Attn: Mary Nichols, Chair 1001 I Street Sacramento, CA 95812 Re: Comments on the August 2, 2016 Proposed Amendments to the California Cap on Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Market-Based Compliance Mechanisms Regulation Dear Chair Nichols and CARB board members: The Nature Conservancy (The Conservancy) appreciates […]

Calif. cap and trade faces new hurdles

Debra Kahn, E&E reporter Published: Friday, September 23, 2016 SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California regulators are running into opposition as they make a bid to extend their economywide greenhouse gas program to 2030 and mesh it with federal regulations. At a hearing yesterday to consider extending their cap-and-trade market past 2020, the California Air Resources Board […]

ARB Held Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to Cap-and-Trade Program

The California Air Resources Board held a public hearing on September 22nd to consider proposed amendments to the state’s Cap-and-Trade regulation as part of implementing Governor Brown’s Executive Order extending the program to the year 2030. While ARB proposes establishing new emissions caps and provisions to streamline the cap and trade process, international sector-based credits for tropical […]