All is set for a climate change mitigation public workshop to discuss potential amendments to the Cap-and-Trade Regulations of the California Air Resources Board of the United States.
The event which is scheduled for April 28th, 2016 at the Byron Sher Auditorium, CalEPA Headquarters Sacramento, California, U.S, will feature informed discourse around the Cap-and-Trade program including the potential for admitting international sector credits offset in the program. Many local and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs)including Friends of the Earth-US and the Social Development Integrated Centre (Social Action)-Nigeria have been invited to make presentations at the event which is anchored on the importance of tropical forests on global climate change mitigation.
“Offset credits” or carbon credits refers to greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction process used to counterbalance greenhouse gas emission. “Carbon credits” are found in forests including those of Nigeria which informed the introduction of the United Nations Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) Programme in Nigeria’s Cross River State.
Social Action’s presentation at the event will look to guide the California Policymakers in the proposed amendments to the Cap-and-Trade Programme regulations and potentials for including international sector offset credits which Nigeria keyed into through the UN-REDD+ Programme it engaged in 2009.
The event is being organized by the California Air Resources Board of the California Environmental Protection Agency
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