The REDD+ Offset Working Group (ROW) was established in February 2011 as a result of a Memorandum of Understanding signed in November 2010 between the Governors of California, Chiapas and Acre, as part of a collaborative effort to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest...Read More
Draft recommendations from the REDD Offset Working Group are now available for public comment. Please click on the links below to read the ROW recommendations and submit comments. Public comments will be accepted until May 7, 2013. All comments will be available for public...Read More
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February 5, 2013
This workshop discussed the key environmental considerations in the development of a REDD offset program including the establishment of reference levels against which emissions reductions should be measured, systems to monitor, report and verify avoided deforestation and degradation, and ways to ensure that programmatic emissions reductions are in addition to those that would have otherwise taken place.
University of California at Davis
March 26, 2013
This workshop brought together some of the world’s leading experts in social and environmental safeguards as well as some of the local community leaders from Brazil and Mexico to discuss the types of systems that work, which don’t, and how to build off the existing ROW recommendations for developing successful programs.
University of California at Los Angeles
April 5, 2013
This workshop explored the potential benefits and challenges of linking programs in foreign jurisdictions directed at REDD to California’s cap-and-trade program as sources of offsets. It focused on regulatory design elements and the legal and institutional mechanisms that would be required to enable California to recognize emissions reductions from jurisdictional REDD programs as offsets under California’s cap-and-trade program.