Building a Cap-and-Trade Offset Market

Wednesday, January 18, 2012:


1:00 - 2:30 pm Eastern US Time

This webinar will focus on offset-related provisions in California’s cap-and-trade program that are designed to support a regulatory offset market. The presentation will include a discussion of the role of offsets as a cost-containment measure in the program.

On October 20, 2011, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) voted to adopt the cap-and-trade regulation. The cap-and-trade program will cover approximately 85% percent of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the state. This establishes compliance obligations for approximately 600 covered entities. The program is also the first regulatory GHG market program in the nation. One key component of the cap-and-trade program is the compliance offset program. Beginning on January 1, 2013, covered entities will have to surrender compliance instruments (allowances and offset credits) equivalent to their annual GHG emissions. Up to 8 percent of the annual compliance obligation may be covered by ARB offset credits representing GHG emissions reductions or sequestration from projects in non-covered sources generated under approved offset protocols. GHG emissions reductions or sequestration assertions are subject to rigorous third-party verification and enforcement by ARB.


Rajinder Sahota, Manager, Climate Change Program, Operations, Section Stationary Source Division, California Air Resources Board


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