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Webinar: Adapting Offset Protocols for Ontario, Quebec, and Other Jurisdictions

Posted: January 10, 2017

With all this talk about carbon and cap and trade, it can be difficult to understand where our forests fit in. As a landowner or someone working with landowners, you may be looking for more information about what this all means to you – are there opportunities for our forests in the carbon market?FO-ITAF-Billboard-CO2

We are excited to include a session all about climate change at our upcoming conference on Friday, February 10th at the Nottawasaga Inn, Alliston. A panel discussion will explore why it takes a forest to fight climate change – from preparing your woodlot to mitigate the effects of change, to what the carbon market means to you as a landowner, and even what types of opportunities may exist. One featured presenter is Patrick Wylie of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry who will deliver a presentation entitled, “Cap and Trade – what it means for our forests.” Register today and join us at Ontario’s largest forestry conference!

If you’re interested in some background on carbon offsets and how they will be implemented in Ontario, Climate Action Reserve is hosting a webinar on “Adapting Offset Protocols for Ontario, Quebec, and Other Jurisdictions” on January 11th from 1pm-2pm ET/10am-11am PT.  Find out more and register here. Below is a full description from Climate Action Reserve:

The Province of Ontario and the Province of Quebec have enlisted the Climate Action Reserve to lead the adaptation of carbon offset protocols for use in their respective cap-and-trade programs and possibly other jurisdictions across Canada. The Reserve is working on the adaptation process alongside its Canadian partners – Brightspot Climate, Cap-Op Energy, EcoRessources, Green Analytics, and Viresco Solutions.

The Reserve and provinces are hosting a free webinar on Wednesday, January 11 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET / 10:00 am – 11:00 am PT to discuss the protocol adaption process, timelines, and stakeholder engagement. The webinar is open to the public and all interested stakeholders are encouraged to attend.

The webinar will be recorded and made available on the Reserve website in case you are unable to attend. It is the second presentation of the same webinar held December 21.