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 […]

Bay Area book launch events: Why Forests? Why Now?

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

National Wildlife Federation Supports Adoption of Cap-and-Trade and Market-Based Compliance Regulation

Dear Governor Brown: On behalf of the National Wildlife Federation, we are writing to support the continuation and advancement of California’s Cap-and-Trade program. More specifically, we urge the adoption of the proposed amendments to the cap-and-trade and market-based compliance mechanisms regulation. In addition, we are pleased that the state’s Air Resources Board intends to consider […]

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 […]

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 […]