Program Announcements

Public comment period open for draft Urban Forest Project Protocol Version 2.0 – workshop March 26 – comments due April 25

Friday, March 21, 2014

Errata and Clarifications released for the Coal Mine Methane Project Protocol Versions 1.1 and 1.0

Monday, March 10, 2014

Errata and Clarifications released for the Rice Cultivation Project Protocol Version 1.1

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Errata and Clarifications released for the Organic Waste Digestion Project Protocol Version 2.0

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Errata and Clarifications released for the U.S. Landfill Project Protocol Versions 4.0, 3.0, 2.1, and 2.0

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Errata and Clarifications released for the U.S. Livestock Project Protocol Versions 4.0, 3.0, 2.2, 2.1, and 2.0

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Organic Waste Digestion Project Protocol Version 2.1 Now Available

Friday, January 17, 2014

Public comment period open for the Nitrogen Management Minimum Data Standard – comments due January 24

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

New policy concerning manufacturer recommendations for meter maintenance

Monday, December 16, 2013

Mexico Forest Protocol Version 1.0 was adopted by the Reserve Board on October 23, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Errata and Clarifications released for the U.S. Livestock Project Protocol Versions 4.0, 3.0, 2.2, 2.1, and 2.0

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Errata and Clarifications released for the Coal Mine Methane Project Protocol Versions 1.1 and 1.0

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Mexico Forest Protocol Version 1.0 to be presented to Reserve Board on October 23

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Errata and Clarifications released for the U.S. Landfill Project Protocol Versions 4.0, 3.0, 2.1, and 2.0

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Errata and Clarifications released for the Nitric Acid Production Project Protocol Version 2.0

Friday, October 4, 2013

Join us on Tuesday, November 5 for a webinar on updates to California’s Cap-and-Trade regulation

Monday, September 16, 2013

https://events.climateactionreserve.org/event/update-california-cap-and-trade-regulation

Mexico Forest Protocol public webinar on September 4 – comments due September 6

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Technical update underway for Organic Waste Digestion Project Protocol – stakeholder input welcome

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Public comment period open for revised draft of the Mexico Forest Protocol Version 1.0 – comments due August 27

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Organic Waste Composting Project Protocol Version 1.1 now available – public webinar on August 13

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Revised policy for continued registration under ARB approved protocols

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Errata and Clarifications released for the U.S. Landfill Project Protocol Versions 4.0, 3.0, 2.1, and 2.0

Monday, June 3, 2013

Rice Cultivation Project Protocol Version 1.1 Now Available

Monday, June 3, 2013

Public comment period open for draft Organic Waste Composting Project Protocol Version 1.1 – public webinar on May 29, comments due June 10

Friday, May 17, 2013

Forest Project Guidance on Tree Height Estimation released for forest projects reporting under both early action and compliance offset programs

Monday, May 13, 2013

New policy for verification deadline for registered projects

Monday, May 13, 2013

Errata and Clarifications released for the U.S. and Article 5 Ozone Depleting Substances Project Protocols Versions 1.0 and 2.0

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Reserve initiates Urban Forest Project Protocol revision – seeking workgroup members

Thursday, March 28, 2013

U.S. Landfill Project Protocol performance standard analysis update memo now available

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Register now for soil carbon scoping meetings: February 26 in Minneapolis and March 6 in Sacramento

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Reserve scoping paper on potential peatland emission reduction projects is now available

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Errata and Clarifications released for the U.S. and Article 5 Ozone Depleting Substances Project Protocols Versions 1.0 and 2.0

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Errata and Clarifications released for the Rice Cultivation Project Protocol Version 1.0

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

U.S. Livestock Project Protocol Version 4.0 was adopted by the Reserve Board on January 23, 2013

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Nitrogen Management Project Protocol Version 1.1 Now Available

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Draft U.S. Livestock Project Protocol Version 4.0 to be presented to Reserve Board on January 23

Friday, January 11, 2013

Issue paper on potential grasslands project types is now available

Friday, December 28, 2012

Forest Project Protocol Version 3.3 Now Available

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Public comment period open for draft U.S. Livestock Project Protocol Version 4.0 – comments due December 13

Monday, November 12, 2012

Check out our November newsletter for upcoming events, protocol updates and recently registered projects

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Coal Mine Methane Project Protocol Version 1.1 Now Available

Friday, October 26, 2012

Stakeholder consultation for Organic Waste Composting Project Protocol – register by October 15

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Public comment period open for draft Nitrogen Management Project Protocol Version 1.1 – comments due November 9

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Read about newly registered projects, upcoming events & MCLE credit in our October 2012 newsletter

Monday, October 1, 2012

New environmental and social safeguards policy released

Thursday, September 27, 2012

We’re moving! Please update your records to reflect our new office address: 601 W. 5th Street, Suite 650, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Revised policy memo on verification deadline for initial verification period now available – clarified for forest and urban forest projects

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Errata and Clarifications released for the U.S. Landfill Project Protocol Versions 4.0, 3.0, and 2.1

Thursday, August 16, 2012

New policy for verification deadline for initial project verification period

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Errata and Clarifications released for the U.S. Livestock Project Protocol Versions 2.0, 2.1, 2.2 and 3.0

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Please join us on Friday, July 13 for a public comment workshop on the Forest Project Protocol Version 3.3 and Federal Lands White Paper – in San Francisco and via webinar

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

New policy allows continued registration under ARB approved protocols

Monday, July 2, 2012

Nitrogen Management Project Protocol Version 1.0 was adopted by the Reserve Board on June 27, 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012

U.S. and Article 5 ODS Project Protocols Versions 2.0 were adopted by the Reserve Board on June 27, 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012

Draft Nitrogen Management Project Protocol Version 1.0 to be presented to Reserve Board on June 27

Monday, June 25, 2012

U.S. and Article 5 ODS Project Protocols Versions 2.0 to be presented to Reserve Board on June 27

Monday, June 25, 2012

Join us this Friday in Sacramento for a workshop on the offsets component of California cap-and-trade

Monday, June 4, 2012

Public comment period open for draft Forest Project Protocol Version 3.3 – comments due July 18

Friday, June 1, 2012

Public comment period open for white paper assessing forest project eligibility on federal lands – comments due July 18

Friday, June 1, 2012

We’re pleased to share our calendar of upcoming events – please join us for special events on California cap-and-trade compliance

Monday, May 21, 2012

Please join us on Wednesday, May 9 for the Nitrogen Management Project Protocol Public Comment Workshop – in Sacramento and via webinar

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Gary Gero is providing testimony on opportunities for Mexico offset credits before the California State Senate Select Committee on California-Mexico Cooperation today. Read his remarks.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

FAQs released for Land Use Change issue paper RFP – proposals due May 4

Friday, April 27, 2012

Public comment period open for draft Nitrogen Management Project Protocol Version 1.0 – comments due May 23

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Issue paper on aerobic and anaerobic bioreactors is now available

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Presentations from the Reserve 101 workshop held in conjunction with NACW 2012 are now available

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Podcast of NACW plenary “California Serving as a Beacon” now available on Capital Public Radio

Friday, April 20, 2012

RFP to develop issue paper for land use change activities now available – proposals due May 4, 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012

Public comment period open for draft U.S. and Article 5 ODS Project Protocols Version 2.0 – public workshop on April 10

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Errata and Clarifications released for the Article 5 Ozone Depleting Substances Project Protocol Version 1.0

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Errata and Clarifications released for the U.S. Livestock Project Protocol Versions 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, and 3.0, and the Mexico Livestock Project Protocol Version 2.0

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Public comment period open for draft Coal Mine Methane Project Protocol Version 2.0 – public workshop on March 13

Friday, March 2, 2012

Updated Livestock Calculation Tool V3.0a now available

Friday, March 2, 2012

New policy for project diagrams required at verification

Monday, February 13, 2012

Errata and Clarifications released for the Livestock Project Reporting Protocol Version 2.0

Monday, February 13, 2012

Errata and Clarifications released for the Organic Waste Composting Project Protocol Version 1.0

Friday, February 3, 2012

Agenda and participation details for Reserve Board meeting Wednesday, February 1

Monday, January 30, 2012

Stakeholder Consultation for ODS Project Protocols Revision – RSVP by January 30

Monday, January 23, 2012

Rice Cultivation Project Protocol Version 1.0 was adopted by the Reserve Board on December 14, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Errata and clarifications released for U.S. and Article 5 Ozone Depleting Substances Project Protocols

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Agenda and participation details for Board meeting December 14

Monday, December 12, 2011

Draft Rice Cultivation Project Protocol V1.0 to be presented to Reserve Board on December 14

Friday, December 9, 2011

Spanish translation of draft Mexico Forest Protocol now available – public comments due January 20

Thursday, December 1, 2011

New policy for project start date and initiation of reporting

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Reserve Featured at COP17 Events

Monday, November 28, 2011

Linda Adams, Chair of the Reserve Board of Directors, and Derik Broekhoff, VP Policy, will be speaking at several COP 17 side events in Durban, including two official UN side events and a session in the U.S. Center.

Friday, December 2
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Blyde River Room, Durban ICC

Official UN side event – Effective Trading Systems to Facilitate Linking and Complement Multilateral Actions: A discussion of national and state government trading scheme designs and their potential for linking.

In the absence of a single international market, state and national governments are taking the lead in developing emissions trading schemes around the world with unique design features that create complexity for linkages. In a cross-cutting panel discussion, panelists from NGOs, governments, and the private sector will examine how these various programs have addressed caps and allowance allocation issues, the role of offsets, and REDD as potential areas of both divergence and congruity. Topics will include possible strategies to implement effective trading systems that facilitate linking and complement broader multilateral action.

Hosted by the Climate Action Reserve and Environmental Defense Fund


Tuesday, December 6
3:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Standard Bank, Auditorium

Three Dimensional Chess: Advancing REDD+ in Mexico

California is contemplating the crediting of reduced emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD+) in other countries, including Mexico, as part of its recently adopted cap-and-trade program. REDD+ initiatives aim to create value for the effective conservation of forests by addressing the fundamental economic and social drivers of deforestation and degradation. To do so, successful REDD+ initiatives will require coordinated action from multiple actors responsible for the health of forests including national and sub-national governments as well as private land owners and indigenous peoples. The Climate Action Reserve will highlight efforts being undertaken at multiple levels in Mexico to design REDD+ programs linked to the California carbon market and beyond.

Moderator: Derik Broekhoff, Vice President of Policy, Climate Action Reserve

Speakers:

  • Christoph Neitzel, PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Economics, UNAM
  • Jose Carlos Fernandez, Head of the International Affairs and Financial Development Unit, CONAFOR
  • Michelle Passero, Senior Climate Policy Advisor, The Nature Conservancy

Wednesday, December 7
10:15 am – 11:30 am
Standard Bank, Board Room

The World’s Second Largest Carbon Market: California and the North American Regional Program

Amidst stalemate and inaction in Washington, North America’s regional markets are coming into their own. California–the world’s 7th largest economy–is on track to launch the world’s second largest carbon market in 2012, with the first full compliance year in 2013. The potential addition of British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec would not only form North America’s first international carbon market, known as the Western Climate Initiative (WCI), but also provide critical liquidity. The Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States of the Regional Greenhouse Gas

Initiative (RGGI) are currently reviewing the program and considering tightening the cap, which could correct the current over-supply problem. This session will explore the latest developments in North America’s growing regional markets.

Moderator: David Hunter, US Director, IETA

Speakers:

  • Mary Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Board
  • Linda Adams, Chairman of the Board, Climate Action Reserve and Founding President, R20-Regions of Climate Action
  • Jelena Semjanovic, Senior Analyst, Point Carbon
  • Nikki Roy, Vice President for Strategic Outreach, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)

Thursday, December 8
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
U.S. Center

The federal government and state and regional agencies and organizations are continuing to move forward on a sensible path to address greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. The U.S. domestic climate change side event will highlight domestic regulatory, programmatic, and voluntary activities (in place and planned) that are occurring at the federal, regional and state level and by NGOs. We will showcase a set of key actions and activities, including the light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas rule, the medium and heavy greenhouse gas rule, the greenhouse gas mandatory reporting rule, GHG permitting, and the renewable fuel standard. We will also highlight activities coming out of California (the California Air Resources Board and the Climate Action Reserve) and by The Climate Registry.


Thursday, December 8
4:45 pm – 6:15 pm
DEC, Hex River

Official UN side event – Understanding the impact of GHG mitigation activities

Companies and all levels of government want to understand the real impact of GHG reduction actions. Leaders from the public and private sectors share examples of actions they are taking to mitigate GHG emissions, highlight tools needed to quantify these, and provide perspectives on priorities for making the greatest impact.

Moderators:

  • David Rosenheim, Executive Director, The Climate Registry
  • Misti Duvall, National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA)

Speakers:

  • Linda Adams, President, R20
  • Dr. Thomas Becker, Vice President for Government Affairs, BMW
  • Larry Greene, National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA)
  • Minister Terry Lake, Minister of Environment, Government of British Columbia
  • Mary Nichols, Chairman, California Air Resources Board

Errata and Clarifications released for the Article 5 ODS Project Protocol Version 1.0 and U.S. Landfill Version 2.1

Monday, November 28, 2011

Public comment period open for draft Mexico Forest Protocol Version 1.0

Friday, November 11, 2011

Errata and Clarifications released for the U.S. ODS Project Protocol Version 1.0

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Errata and Clarifications released for U.S. Landfill V4.0, V3.0, V2.1, V2.0; U.S. Livestock V3.0, V2.2, V2.1; and Organic Waste Digestion V2.0

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Revised Program Manual is now available

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Public comment period open for draft Rice Cultivation Project Protocol Version 1.0 – public workshop on October 24

Friday, October 14, 2011

Nitric Acid Production Project Protocol Version 2.0 was adopted by the Reserve Board on September 28, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011

Mexico Landfill Project Protocol Version 1.1 is now available

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Public comment period open for draft Nitric Acid Production Project Protocol Version 2.0 – public webinar on August 31

Friday, August 12, 2011

Reserve submits comments on California’s revised cap-and-trade regulation to ARB

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Future Protocol Development webpage improved to include project concept submission process, protocol development criteria, list of concept submissions to date, and completed issue papers

Monday, August 8, 2011

Beta Version 3.0 of the Livestock Calculation Tool is now available. It is recommended for use in all livestock project calculations and emissions reduction reports

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Errata and Clarifications released for U.S. Landfill V3.0, V2.1, V2.0; U.S. Livestock V3.0, V2.2, V2.1; and Organic Waste Composting V1.0

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Gary Gero testifies before the CA Senate Select Committee on the Environment, the Economy & Climate Change

Thursday, July 7, 2011

RFP to develop issue paper on bioreactors and in-situ composting now available – proposals due July 28, 2011

Friday, July 1, 2011

Reserve Board of Directors meeting scheduled for June 29

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Public comment period open for draft Organic Waste Digestion Project Protocol Version 2.0 – public webinar on May 19

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Public comment period open for draft U.S. Landfill Project Protocol Version 4.0 – public webinar on May 20

Thursday, May 5, 2011

RFP and RFQ for Canada protocol adaptation now available – proposals due May 6 and 13, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Errata and Clarifications released for Nitric Acid Production Project Protocol Version 1.0

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Register now for forest protocol public workshops on March 7 in Durham, NC and March 10 in Sacramento, CA

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Public comment period open for the Forest Project Protocol white papers

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

RFP for agriculture protocols now available – proposals due February 8, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Errata and Clarifications released for Landfill Project Protocol, Versions 2.0, 2.1, and 3.0

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Errata and Clarifications released for Nitric Acid Production Project Protocol, Version 1.0

Thursday, November 18, 2010

U.S. Version 3.0 and Mexico Version 2.0 Livestock Project Protocols were adopted by Reserve Board on September 29, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Register now for Agriculture Protocols Scoping Meetings in Chicago, Modesto, and Washington DC

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Livestock Project Protocol U.S. Version 3.0 and Mexico Version 2.0 will be presented for adoption at September 29 Reserve Board meeting

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Forest Project Protocol Version 3.2 was adopted by Reserve Board on August 31

Friday, September 3, 2010

Forest Project Protocol Version 3.2 and final Guidelines for Aggregating Forest Projects will be presented for adoption at August 31 Reserve Board meeting

Friday, August 20, 2010

Errata and Clarifications released for Nitric Acid Production Project Protocol, Version 1.0

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Public comment period open for draft Livestock Project Protocol Version 3.0 – public webinar on August 12

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Issue papers for potential project types now available

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Organic Waste Composting Project Protocol was adopted by Reserve Board on June 30

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Public comment period open for final proposed amendments to forest project baseline determination

Friday, June 25, 2010

Errata and Clarifications released for U.S. Landfill Project Protocol, Versions 1.0 through 3.0

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Errata and Clarification released for Forest Project Protocol Version 3.1

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Errata and Clarification released for Nitric Acid Production Project Protocol

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Composting Project Protocol Public Workshop in Los Angeles on May 27

Monday, May 24, 2010

Forest Project Aggregation Proposal Public Webinar on May 18

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Public comment period open for draft Composting Project Protocol

Monday, May 10, 2010

Errata and Clarification released for U.S. and Article 5 ODS Project Protocols

Friday, May 7, 2010

Forest Project Aggregation Proposal now available for public review and comment

Monday, April 26, 2010

RFP for white papers on forest protocol ‘punch list’ topics now available – proposals due May 3, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

Mexico Reforestation Project Protocol Kickoff Meeting Webinar on April 12

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Revised Program Manual is now available

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Urban Forest Project Protocol Version 1.1 is now available

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Workshop on California Forest Practice Rules scheduled for March 18

Monday, March 1, 2010

Notice of Postponement: Climate Action Reserve Workshop on Forest Project Baselines

Monday, February 15, 2010

Climate Action Reserve releases standards for destruction of Ozone Depleting Substances

Friday, February 5, 2010

Two new offset project protocols renew awareness of ozone protection and create possibility for significant boost in carbon market volume

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Climate Action Reserve, the premier offset registry for the North American carbon market, adopted two new offset project standards that could lead to millions of metric tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions. Targeting the destruction of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS), the U.S. ODS Project Protocol and the Article 5 ODS Project Protocol provide financial incentive for destruction of ODS in the U.S. and developing countries. Because ODS can be thousands of times more powerful than carbon dioxide (CO2) at trapping heat in the atmosphere, ODS offset projects may produce hundreds of thousands – or even millions – of offset credits.

“The ODS protocols are significant developments because they are the first protocols to provide co-benefits that protect both the ozone layer and the climate system. And because of the potency of ODS as greenhouse gases, projects developed under these protocols will provide substantial environmental benefits while generating offset credits to the carbon market. I applaud the work of everyone who was involved in the development of these landmark protocols,” said Linda Adams, Chair of the Climate Action Reserve Board of Directors and Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency.

ODS are used in a variety of applications, and as their name suggests, they have tremendously harmful effects on the ozone layer. They also are potent GHGs; some are more than 10,000 times more effective than CO2 at trapping heat in the atmosphere. While the ODS included in the protocols are no longer actively produced, their continuing presence in refrigeration equipment and insulation foams represent enormous potential for GHG emissions. Both the U.S. ODS Project Protocol and the Article 5 ODS Project Protocol address the destruction of ODS as the means of preventing emissions. The U.S. ODS protocol includes refrigerants and foam blowing agents sourced from the U.S. The Article 5 ODS protocol includes refrigerants from “Article 5” countries, which are developing countries as defined under the United Nation’s Montreal Protocol.

“By eliminating the risk for ozone depleting substances to create GHG emissions, we are taking a tremendous stride in protecting our environment. The Climate Action Reserve’s two ODS project protocols establish strong and comprehensive standards for addressing the destruction of ODS. Bringing together financial incentives created by the carbon market with the environmental benefits that ODS offset projects will produce creates a win-win situation for both developed and developing countries,” said Viraj Vithoontien of the Environment Department at The World Bank.

Whether ODS originates from the U.S. or an Article 5 country, the substances are required to be destroyed in the U.S. or its territories, where destruction practices are closely regulated. If destruction of a substance is already required under the Montreal Protocol or U.S. law or it has not been phased out of production in the country of origin, it is not eligible for inclusion under the ODS protocols. Projects that qualify under the ODS protocols will be issued offset credits, Climate Reserve Tonnes (CRTs), for the quantity of ODS that would otherwise have been released over a 10-year period had they not been destroyed.

“The new Protocols will immediately mobilize projects and new investment, and will help leverage financing from voluntary and ultimately compliance GHG markets domestically and worldwide. EOS Climate looks forward to permanently preventing GHG emissions by implementing projects developed according to these new Protocols,” said Jeff Cohen, VP Science & Policy at EOS Climate Inc. EOS had originally submitted the concept for the ODS protocols to the Reserve. “From the start, we believed the Reserve would provide the most transparent, verifiable, and comprehensive framework ensuring the integrity of greenhouse gas reductions.”

The Climate Action Reserve is a U.S. private nonprofit organization representing international interests in addressing climate change and bringing together participants from the government, environment and business sectors. It works to ensure environmental benefit, integrity and transparency in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions accounting and reduction and progressive movement in GHG emissions policy nationally and in the Western U.S. The Climate Action Reserve is parent to three programs, the California Climate Action Registry, Climate Action Reserve and Center for Climate Action. As the subsequent organization of the California Climate Action Registry, the Climate Action Reserve continues building on the California Registry’s reputation as a respected and internationally recognized leader in climate change issues. For additional information, please visit www.climateactionreserve.org.

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World Renowned Anthropologist and Environmental Advocate Dr. Stephan Schwartzman joins the Climate Action Reserve Board of Directors

Friday, February 5, 2010

Addition of Dr. Schwartzman strengthens environmental representation and voice in the Reserve’s offset program

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Climate Action Reserve, the premier offset registry for the North American carbon market, announced that Dr. Stephan Schwartzman, Director for Tropical Forest Policy at the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), has been elected to its Board of Directors. The addition of Dr. Schwartzman to the Reserve Board further strengthens involvement from the environmental community in the growing voluntary carbon market.

“We are very pleased and honored to welcome Dr. Schwartzman to the Climate Action Reserve Board of Directors. As the Reserve continues to grow and become globally respected as a leader in forestry project protocols, Dr. Schwartzman’s expertise and experience in developing strategies for forest conservation will add much value to current and potential forest programs in the carbon market,” said Linda Adams, Chair of the Climate Action Reserve and Secretary of the California EPA.

Dr. Schwartzman has an illustrious career in sustainable forestry. Since the early 1980s, he has worked with communities in the Amazon region to recover, protect and conserve millions of hectares of traditional territory. Currently, Schwartzman leads EDF’s work with a consortium of Brazilian non-governmental organizations (NGOs), grassroots organizations, government agencies, indigenous and traditional communities to implement and protect tropical forest reserves. He initiated EDF’s efforts to create large-scale incentives for tropical countries to reduce their deforestation through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

“It’s an enormous honor for me to join the Reserve Board. This is a critical moment for North America’s – and the world’s – climate and forests. The Reserve’s outstanding work on carbon accounting will be fundamental to protecting both,” said Dr. Schwartzman.

Dr. Schwartzman brings a unique international forestry perspective to the Reserve Board, which includes a diverse and balanced representation of government, business, academic and environmental leaders in the carbon market. The Reserve has earned the reputation as the premier carbon market leader in North America and has been recognized and supported by the State of California, the State of Pennsylvania and leading environmental organizations, including the EDF, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Sierra Club.

The Climate Action Reserve is a U.S. private nonprofit organization representing international interests in addressing climate change and bringing together participants from the government, environment and business sectors. It works to ensure environmental benefit, integrity and transparency in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions accounting and reduction and progressive movement in GHG emissions policy nationally and in the Western U.S. The Climate Action Reserve is parent to three programs, the California Climate Action Registry, Climate Action Reserve and Center for Climate Action. As the subsequent organization of the California Climate Action Registry, the Climate Action Reserve continues building on the California Registry’s reputation as a respected and internationally recognized leader in climate change issues. For additional information, please visit www.climateactionreserve.org.

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Ozone Depleting Substances Project Protocols were adopted by Reserve Board on February 3

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Deadline extended for submitting pre-existing forest projects

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

FIA data now available for the Forest Project Protocol

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Ozone Depleting Substances Protocols to be presented for adoption at February 3 Board meeting

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Next Board of Directors meeting: February 3

Friday, January 8, 2010

Nitric Acid Production Project Protocol was adopted by Reserve Board on December 2

Monday, December 7, 2009

Landfill Project Protocol Version 3.0 is now available

Monday, December 7, 2009

Ozone Depleting Substances Project Protocols now available for public review and comment

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Composting Project Protocol Kickoff Meeting in Portland, OR, on December 9

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Ozone Depleting Substances Project Protocol Public Workshop in Washington, DC, on December 7

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Climate Action Reserve Exceeds Milestone of One Hundred Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Projects

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Livestock Project Protocol Version 2.2 is now available

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

New start date policy for all project protocols

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Nitric Acid Production Project Protocol Public Workshop Webinar on November 3

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Public comment period open for draft Landfill Project Protocol Version 3.0

Friday, October 23, 2009

Forest Project Protocol Version 3.1 is now available

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Landfill Project Protocol Version 2.1 is now available

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Public comment period open for draft Nitric Acid Production Project Protocol

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Nitric Acid Production Project Protocol Public Workshop in Little Rock, AR on October 23

Monday, October 5, 2009

Reserve Staff Draft New Project ‘Start Date’ Policy for Consideration by Board

Monday, October 5, 2009

At its meeting on September 1, 2009 the Climate Action Reserve’s Board of Directors instructed Reserve staff to consider and propose a revised “start date” policy for offset projects that are implemented prior to registering with the Reserve. The Reserve’s current policy states that after a new protocol is adopted, projects with start dates as early as January 1, 2001 are eligible to register for a period of 12 months. The revised policy would address concerns that an eligibility window for projects going back to 2001 no longer provides a strong enough assurance of additionality (even where projects otherwise meet all of a protocol’s additionality and eligibility criteria). The Reserve staff have drafted a revised policy intended to better balance recognition for early actors with the need to ensure rigorous standards for additionality. This revised policy will be considered by the Board at its October 7, 2009 meeting.

Coal Mine Methane and Organic Waste Digestion Protocols to be presented for adoption at October 7 Board meeting

Friday, October 2, 2009

Reminder: Board meeting Sept 1; Forest Project Protocol presented for adoption

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Errata Published for Forest Project Protocol, Version 3.0

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Public comment period open for Coal Mine Methane Project Protocol – public workshop on 8/25

Monday, August 17, 2009

Public comment period open for draft Organic Waste Digestion Project Protocol

Thursday, August 6, 2009

REVISED Final drafts of Forest Project Protocol version 3.0 and Project Implementation Agreement released

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Landfill updates are out for public comment

Monday, June 15, 2009

Forest Protocol Draft Project Implementation Agreement now available for public comment – Comments due June 11

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Mexico Landfill and Livestock Draft Protocols now available – public comments due June 12, 2009

Thursday, May 14, 2009

RFP for new issue papers now available – proposals due May 1, 2009

Thursday, May 7, 2009