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BC Climate Action Secretariat & IETA Emissions Trading and Offsets Workshop

IETA and the British Columbia Climate Action Secretariat

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 8:00 AM - Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 3:30 PM (PST)

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BC Climate Action Secretariat and

The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)

present

Stakeholder Workshops on Emissions Trading & Offsets

November 24-25, 2010

WOSK CENTRE FOR DIALOGUE, ASIA PACIFIC HALL

515 HASTINGS STREET EAST (MAP), VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA

 

Space is limited. This invitation is limited to specific email recipients and is non-transferable

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24: ETS & OFFSETS INDUSTRY-EXPERT PANELS

 

Time

Workshop Activity

8:00-8:30

Registration

8:30-9:00

Workshop Overview

9:00-10:15

Panel 1: Setting the Stage

State and Fate of Emissions Trading Across North America and Beyond

10:15-10:30

Coffee Break and Networking

10:30-12:00

Panel 2: Emissions Trading Basics and Benefits

Making Markets Work for the Climate

12:00-13:00

Networking Lunch and Keynote Speaker

13:00-14:15

Panel 3: Preparing for Compliance and Understanding Key Design Elements

Navigating Design Options and Potential Market Impacts

14:15-15:30

Panel 4: Offset Fundamentals and Ensuring Cost-Effective Compliance

Basic Offset Terms, Tools, Criteria and Understanding Supply Requirements

15:30-15:45

Coffee Break & Networking

15:45-17:00

Panel 5: Offset Business Development

Moving to a Compliance Market and Building on Existing Work and Experience

17:00-17:30

Wrap-Up Plenary with Keynote

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25: STAKEHOLDER DIALOGUE ON BC CONSULTATION PAPERS

 

Time

Workshop Activity

8:00-8:30

Registration

8:30-9:00

Opening Remarks and Workshop Overview

9:00-10:15

Part I: Emissions Trading in BC

Overview of Emissions Trading in BC

Update on Public Consultation

Discussion of Key Issues in Emissions Trading

Scope: Gases and Facilities

10:15-10:30

Coffee Break and Networking

10:30-12:00

Part I (Continued)

Allowance Allocation

Trading and Market Oversight

Pathway to Compliance

12:00-13:00

Lunch and Networking Opportunities

13:00-15:15

Part II: Offsets in BC

Overview of Regulatory Approach in BC

Update on Public Consultation

Discussion of Key Issues in Offsets

Offset Eligibility Criteria

Offset Process

Third Party Assurance

15:15-15:30

Next Steps

 

ABOUT THE VENUE: THE WOSK CENTRE FOR DIALOGUE

The award winning repurposing of a fine neoclassic bank building to provide comfortable and attractive meeting space, superb meeting technology, and highly trained staff all contribute to the experience of any gathering in British Columbia’s only centre dedicated exclusively to meetings certified by the prestigious International Association of Conference Centers (IACC). To create a home for dialogue which provides the best possible environment for interaction and full participation by all delegates was the goal of the university when the Dialogue Centre was planned. The Wosk Centre for Dialogue has hosted the heads of state, religious and political leaders, delegations, arbitrations, deliberations, private negotiations on environmental and legal concerns, annual general meetings conferences on a wide range of topics — all of which shared a concern for achieving a high level of communication among delegates. For more information, visit www.sfu.ca/dialog.  

 

ABOUT ACCOMMODATION: The Delta Vancouver Suites, 550 West Hastings Street (MAP)

The Delta Vancouver Suites is seamlessly connected to the BC/IETA workshop venue, Wosk Centre for Dialogue. This all-suite hotel provides accommodation and excellent service. Enjoy the complimentary fitness center 24 hours daily. Manhattan Restaurant offers internationally-inspired dining for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and guests can unwind and relax in Spencer’s Lounge.  

The following special rates are available to BC/IETA workshop speakers and participants between Tuesday, November 23 and Thursday, November 25, 2010.  

Room Type

Single (CAD $)

Double (CAD $)

Extra Person (CAD $)

Delta Suite

$139.00

$139.00

+$30.00

Premier Suite

$164.00

$164.00

+$30.00

Deluxe Suite

$179.00

$179.00

+$30.00

Signature Club Suite

$189.00

$209.00

+$30.00

 

To obtain the featured discount rate on accommodation, contact The Delta Vancouver Suites and refer to the special Group Name and Booking Code, provided below. Reservations can either be made online at www.deltavancouversuites.ca/EH1011IETA, or by calling 1.888.890.3222. Please note, you have until 12 November 2010 to take advantage of BC/IETA’s discounted room block.

  • Group Name: “BC/IETA Offsets and Allowances Workshop”
  • Booking Code: EH1011IETA

 


ABOUT BC’S CLIMATE ACTION SECRETARIAT

The Government of British Columbia has acted decisively to mitigate direct consequences related to global warming. The jurisdiction has put in place the necessary regulated context for the province’s citizens and industries to position themselves as leaders in the fight against climate change, while at the same time seize emerging opportunities associated with the transition to a low-carbon global economy.

 

British Columbia’s comprehensive set of climate actions are enshrined in law. British Columbia’s Climate Action Plan includes: legislating 33 percent reduction of greenhouse gases from 2007 levels by 2020, and 80 percent by 2050; legislating requirement for core areas of government to be carbon neutral by 2010, a first mover in North America; and implementing the world’s first broad-based, revenue-neutral carbon tax. In addition, British Columbia was the first full Canadian partner in the Western Climate Initiative (WCI), which is developing and adopting a comprehensive regional cap and trade system.

 

British Columbia’s Climate Action Secretariat (CAS) drives change to achieve the province’s greenhouse gas emission reduction targets by coordinating climate action activities across the Government and with stakeholders. CAS leads British Columbia’s WCI negotiating team and Chair’s the WCI’s Offset Committee and Economic Modeling Committee. CAS also supports WCI’s Cap-Setting and Allowance Distribution Committee, the Reporting Committee, the Markets’ Committee, and the Complementary Policies Committee.

 

On 22 October, the BC government announced the beginning of a Public Consultation Period on the province’s proposed greenhouse gas offset and emissions trading regulations. During the 45-day comment period, CAS will seek feedback on: 1) proposed BC offset regulation to ensure that BC offsets are real, verifiable, permanent, and meet international standards; and 2) proposed BC emissions trading regulation that would establish the program and market rules by which large BC-based emitters would cost-effective reduce greenhouse gas emissions over time.  To access BC’s Emissions Trading consultation paper and collateral material, visit this website. To access BC’s Offsets consultation paper and collateral material, visit this website.

 

ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL EMISSIONS TRADING ASSOCIATION (IETA)

 

The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) is a multi-sector, international network of the world’s most active companies in emissions trading and carbon offsets. IETA has an authoritative voice with governments, agencies and the UN.  IETA stresses that cost-effective solutions to climate change occur only when industries band together to ensure best outcomes and avoid far worse regulatory alternatives. Since 1999, there has been no better advocate for offsets and markets. Membership includes the full spectrum of energy, manufacturing, finance and services. IETA has played a pivotal role in support of industries’ efforts to turn policy vision into business success, while keeping members a step ahead and enhancing their ability to engage in climate-related commerce. www.ieta.org

 

Have questions about BC Climate Action Secretariat & IETA Emissions Trading and Offsets Workshop? Contact IETA and the British Columbia Climate Action Secretariat

When & Where


Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue
580 West Hastings Street
British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1L6
Canada

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 8:00 AM - Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 3:30 PM (PST)


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IETA and the British Columbia Climate Action Secretariat

The BC Climate Action Secretariat leads and drives change to achieve the Province's greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.  We have a strong team of committed and knowledgeable people with expertise in key areas of climate action: carbon neutral operations, transportation and energy policy, research and business partnerships.

The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), is a non-profit business organization comprised of over 170 member companies from around the world.  We are the leading voice in this community on emissions trading. Our goals is to ensure that the objectives of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change and, ultimately, climate protection, are met.

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