Moving a National Climate Policy Forward Since 2006, the U.S. Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) has brought together stakeholders to develop and test ideas for an effective and cost-effective national climate policy. CCAP convenes multi-stakeholder dialogue meetings to present critical climate policy issues and facilitate off-the-record discussions among members, experts, and invited government officials. Through its dialogue... continue reading »
On April 12-13, 2010, the Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) and the law firm of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky, and Walker (Paul Hastings) convened a stakeholder dialogue, which included potential regulated entities, environmental organizations, and third-party market participants, to discuss compliance issues related to the California Air Resources Board’s AB 32 cap-and-trade rulemaking.
California is developing policies to bring statewide emissions back to 1990 levels by 2020 as specified in AB32. The Scoping Plan has proposed a broad cap-and trade program to help achieve this objective. As indicated in Appendix C of the Plan, the economic sectors that would be subject to an emission cap include electricity, transportation... continue reading »
This paper summarizes analysis of options to maintain and increase amounts of carbon stored in California forests and soils, estimates costs, and discusses policy options for achieving these land management outcomes.