Please note the below schedule for Day 2 (April 25) and Day 3 (April 26) is tentative and subject to change.

Tours
2019-04-23
Day 1 Preconference
2019-04-24
Day 2 Conference
2019-04-25
Day 3 Conference
2019-04-26
08:00 - 17:00
Water and Climate Change Adaptation

During this tour, participants will first head to Long Beach to explore the Aquarium of the Pacific to learn about its diverse marine science, climate change and conservation programs. The Aquarium is a leading resource of climate change education, especially on how climate change is affecting our oceans, marine life, and coastal regions.

 

The Water and Climate Change Adaptation tour will then head back to Los Angeles. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California delivers an average of 1.5 billion gallons of water per day to its 26 member agencies that serve 19 million people in Southern California.  With a mission to meet present and future water needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way, Metropolitan is committed to operations and long-range planning that increase resiliency and are adaptive to change. Tour participants will visit one of Metropolitan’s control centers for a behind-the-scenes look at how a major urban water system is managed and talk with their resource experts on how Metropolitan is planning for climate change.

 

Estimated travel time: 2.5 hours

Fee: $35

08:00 - 17:00
Managing for Resilient Forests and Wildlands and Protecting Communities

Western ecosystems are adapted for periodic wildfire. A century of fire suppression, combined with drought and climate change, has resulted in a recent flurry of devastating wildfires. California experienced its hottest and driest years in the last two decades, as well as 15 of its 20 largest fires in the state’s history. In early November the world watched the state trying to manage the Camp Fire, which ended up being California’s deadliest and most destructive fire ever.

 

What role can forest and wildlands management play in combatting this new norm? This tour will discuss the role of forest and wildlands management amidst wildfire, insect and disease threats, with their related effects on public safety, climate change, clean water, and more resource-related values. Tour participants will travel to the San Bernardino National Forest, site of the Cranston Fire that burned in July 2018. National Forest Service staff members will provide an overview of California’s fire-adapted ecosystems, management history and current wildland conditions. They also will discuss fuels management within a mixed conifer ecosystem and reforestation. Reserve staff members and others will discuss the role reforestation and improved forest management can play in helping to manage future fires.

 

Estimated drive time: 4 hours

Fee: $70

10:00 - 18:00
The Routes to Cleaner, Innovative Transportation

Globally, transportation is one of the largest sources of anthropogenic GHG emissions and reducing emissions in the sector is essential to achieving emissions reduction goals. Pioneers in the sector have already started forging routes to cleaner transportation options. This tour will first visit the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which provides transit options for nearly one-third of California’s residents in an area of the US that is renowned for traffic congestion. Metro is in the process of implementing its Vision 2028. The plan seeks to provide great mobility to everyone, whether they walk, bike, take transit or drive and greater mobility will drive positive changes for economic and social issues. Metro staff members will talk about its long-term plan for improving mobility, including the Climate Plan and an impressive expansion of its subway system. 

 

The tour will then head to Proterra. Proterra is a leader in the design and manufacture of zero-emission, heavy-duty electric vehicles, enabling bus fleet operators to significantly reduce operating costs while delivering clean, quiet transportation to local communities across North America. With industry leading durability and energy efficiency based on rigorous U.S. certification testing, Proterra products are proudly designed, engineered and manufactured in America. Tour attendees will learn about Proterra’s manufacturing facility in City of Industry.  

 

The tour will potentially visit The Boring Company’s Hawthorne Test Tunnel, pending availability and accessibility. The Test Tunnel visit will not be confirmed until March.

 

Please note tour attendees must feel comfortable walking multiple flights of stairs in personal protective gear that is required to enter LA Metro’s construction site. The equipment consists of a hard hat, protective glasses, vest, gloves and steel toe shoes. Attendees must also feel comfortable walking through tight, dimly lit spaces.

09:00 - 12:00
Cap-and-Trade 101 Workshop

California’s Cap-and-Trade Program is the centerpiece of the state’s landmark Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32) and has served as a model for national and subnational governments around the world since its launch in 2012. This three-hour workshop will cover the basics of California’s Cap-and-Trade Program. Speakers will discuss how the program fits into AB 32 and SB 32, what developments are in the works under AB 398, timeframes established under the program, compliance entities and their obligations and basic market structure. The workshop is an excellent primer for people starting to learn about the program and a comprehensive refresher course for people wanting to brush up on their Cap-and-Trade Program knowledge.

 

Fee: $150

13:00 - 16:00
Current Legal Issues Shaping and Reshaping Carbon and Climate Policy

The carbon and climate policy landscape on state, regional, national, and international levels continues to shift with developments both advancing and hindering climate action. On the U.S. federal level, the Trump administration forges on with its work to undo and scale back environmental regulations. In contrast, on the state and local level, laws and regulations have been proposed and passed that raise standards for climate action. This workshop, hosted by Latham & Watkins, will assess the legal issues and mechanisms potentially reshaping carbon and climate policy. MCLE credits will be available. 

 

Fee: $250

13:00 - 16:00
California Compliance Offset Program Workshop

The Climate Action Reserve invites you to attend a workshop that will provide an introduction to the basics of California’s Compliance Offset Program, including an overview of the various Compliance Offset Protocols and verification of compliance offset projects. This workshop will also focus on updates to and expectations for California’s Compliance Offset Program. It will delve into changes that will be implemented under AB 398, including new offset usage limits and direct environmental benefits (DEBs). The workshop will also discuss offset supply forecasts and potential protocol types that could be adopted into the program. This workshop will be useful for consultants, compliance offset buyers, project developers, policymakers, and anyone interested in learning more about California’s compliance offset program.

Fee: $150

08:45 - 10:00
Welcome and Keynote Addresses
10:00 - 11:00
Plenary Session
11:00 - 11:20
Break
11:20 - 12:20
State and Future of the North American Carbon Market

Path 1: Carbon Pricing

11:20 - 12:20
Rollbacks, Revisions and Regulations: a US Federal Policy Update

Path 2: Policy Developments

11:20 - 12:20
Ambitious Legislation: Green New Deals and Other Bills

Path 3: Enhancing Ambition

11:20 - 12:20
Transportation Emissions Dashboard: Status and Strategies for Reduction

Path 4: Transportation/LCFS

12:20 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 14:30
Above Business as Usual: Offsets Now and Moving Forward

Path 1: Carbon Pricing

13:30 - 14:30
Local Climate Pioneers: Enhancing Ambition on County and City Levels

Path 2: Policy Developments

13:30 - 14:30
Power and Impact of the Corporate Sector

Path 3: Enhancing Ambition

13:30 - 14:30
California and Oregon LCFS Updates

Path 4: Transportation/LCFS

14:30 - 14:40
Break
14:40 - 15:40
The Golden State Continuing to Light the Way: California Policy Updates

Path 1: Carbon Pricing

14:40 - 15:40
An Emerging Carbon Market: Cap-and-Trade Development in Mexico

Path 2: Policy Developments

14:40 - 15:40
Accelerating Action: Looking Beyond Traditional Approaches to Carbon Crediting

Path 3: Enhancing Ambition

14:40 - 15:40
Future Trails: New LCFS Programs on the Horizon

Path 4: Transportation/LCFS

15:40 - 16:00
Break
16:00 - 17:30
Keynote and Plenary Session
17:30 - 18:30
Conference Reception
09:15 - 10:00
Keynote Addresses
10:00 - 11:00
Plenary Session
11:00 - 11:20
Break
11:20 - 12:20
The Strengthening Climate Movement in the Northeast: RGGI and NE Regional Updates

Path 1: Carbon Pricing

11:20 - 12:20
States Uniting through Climate Action

Path 2: Policy Developments

11:20 - 12:20
Getting Below the Surface: Soil Carbon and Land Use

Path 3: Enhancing Ambition

11:20 - 12:20
Greening the Skies: Voluntary and Compliance Approaches to GHG Emissions From Aviation

Path 4: Transportation/LCFS

12:20 - 13:40
Lunch
13:40 - 14:40
Addressing Equity in Carbon Markets

Path 1: Carbon Pricing

13:40 - 14:40
Climate Leadership on the Canadian Provinicial and Federal Levels

Path 2: Policy Developments

13:40 - 14:40
Renewable Gas and the Pathway to Carbon Neutrality

Path 3: Enhancing Ambition

13:40 - 14:40
Electrifying Transportation: Beyond Cars

Path 4: Transportation/LCFS

14:40 - 15:00
Break
15:00 - 16:00
The Green Behind the Greening: the Role and Impact of Climate Finance

Path 1: Carbon Pricing

15:00 - 16:00
Navigating REDD: Tropical Forestry Update

Path 3: Enhancing Ambition

15:00 - 16:00
Driving in Reverse: US EPA Dismantling of Clean Car Regulations

Path 4: Transportation/LCFS

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