Governor Signs Climate Laws Extending Program Through 2030: Silent on Cap and Trade

California extends most ambitious US climate change law Gov. Jerry Brown extended the nation’s most ambitious climate change law Thursday by another 10 years as California charts a new goal to reduce carbon pollution. SEPTEMBER 8, 2016 11:52 AM  — LOS ANGELES Gov. Jerry Brown extended the nation’s most ambitious climate change law Thursday by another […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Huff Post: Why Indigenous People Should Care About California’s Cap-and-Trade Program

by Forest Trends | 05/05/2016  The US state of California has slashed greenhouse-gas emissions while powering one of North America’s strongest economies, largely by embracing a system of “cap-and-trade” that promotes fair and efficient emission reductions across the energy sector. As the state expands its programs, policymakers are considering a provision that will make it possible for cap-and-trade […]

Brazilian Coalition urges California to adopt tropical forest credits into Cap and Trade program

The Brazilian Coalition is composed of more than 110 Brazilian companies, research centers and civil society organizations with the objective of debate on climate change, and has a strong presence in the formulation and monitoring of public policies for climate in Brazil. April 27, 2016 The Honorable Governor Jerry Brown c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173 Sacramento, […]

CALmatters: California’s cap-and-trade program may expand to rain forests

By Laurel Rosenhall, CALmatters May 8, 2016 SACRAMENTO — With feathers adorning his head and red paint decorating his face, Haru Kuntanawa hardly looked like a potential business partner for California’s oil industry when he addressed the crowd gathered last month in a Sacramento conference room. But under a plan that state air regulators are considering, […]