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Day 1 – Pre-Conference April 16

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Compliance Offset Workshop

The Climate Action Reserve invites you to attend a free workshop introducing the Reserve program, exploring its role as an Offset Project Registry (OPR) for California’s Cap-and-Trade Program, and offering a window into the process for the issuance of offset credits eligible to be converted to ARB Offset Credits. Additionally, the workshop will feature a presentation by an offsets broker who will discuss the market for California Compliance Offsets from the perspective of both project developers looking to bring their credits into California’s market and covered entities looking to use offsets in an effort to minimize their costs of compliance. The workshop will be useful for covered entities in California as well as for consultants, academics, project developers, policymakers, and anyone interested in learning more about California’s carbon market. The workshop is free and open to the public. However, space is limited, so please register in advance at: http://events.climateactionreserve.org

If you have any questions, please contact Scott Hernandez at 213-542-0295 or shernandez@climateactionreserve.org.

9:00 AM - 12:00 AM

The Climate Registry Annual Members Meeting

The Climate Registry invites members to join us for a day of networking, conversation, a GHG Reduction Goal Setting Workshop, and a site visit to see a local member’s sustainability best practices in action. There will be a small fee to cover the cost of lunch and transportation. If you would like to attend, please email Laura Zahn at lzahn@theclimateregistry.org.

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

California Cap-and-Trade 101

California’s Cap-and-Trade Program made history when it officially launched January 1, 2012. It is the only economy-wide program in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest carbon markets. With a successful first allowance auction in November 2012 and the enforced compliance obligation for capped entities taking effect on January 1, 2013, the program is now in full swing with market trading gaining confidence.

This three-hour workshop will cover the basics of California’s Cap-and-Trade Program. Speakers will discuss how the program fits into the state’s landmark Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32), 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. It is also a good precursor event for people who will attend the regular conference sessions. This workshop will be presented by Jan Mazurek and Steve Fine from ICF. Fee: $100

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

PG&E Seeking Offset Credit Offers

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is seeking offers of Greenhouse Gas Offset Credits that are eligible for compliance under California’s cap-and-trade regulation. On April 16 from 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm representatives from PG&E will provide an overview of the products being sought in the Request for Offers (RFO) and will answer questions from potential RFO participants. The session will be held in the Mendocino Room. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch.

Copies of the 2013 GHG Offset Credit RFO Protocol and related information and materials are available on PG&E’s website at http://www.pge.com/rfo. Questions may be sent to GHGRFO@pge.com.

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Climate Action Reserve Board of Directors Meeting

Members of the public are invited to join the Climate Action Reserve for the open session of the Board of Directors meeting. The agenda will be available on the Climate Action Reserve website www.climateactionreserve.org.

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Forest Offsets Workshop

The Climate Action Reserve invites you to attend a free workshop examining the use of forest offsets in California’s Cap-and-Trade Program. The workshop will provide information on the development of forest projects, comparing and contrasting the Reserve’s Forest Project Protocol approved for use in the Early Action Offset Program with the compliance version of the protocol. In addition, this workshop will feature a forest carbon offset project case study by Blue Source, an experienced project developer, who will share its experience and insight into the mechanics of implementing a successful forest carbon offset project, from early-stage development and implementation through to verification and bringing the credits to the market. Space is limited, so please register in advance at: http://events.climateactionreserve.org

If you have any questions, please contact Scott Hernandez at 213-542-0295 or shernandez@climateactionreserve.org.

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

ROW Update: How California Could Incorporate REDD+ in its Cap-and-Trade Program

Could California link its cap-and-trade offsets program to international forest carbon? The REDD Offset Working Group invites you to a discussion on the benefits and challenges of bringing REDD+ credits into the California offset market. The REDD+ Offset Working Group (ROW) is an advisory group established in February 2011 by a memorandum of understanding between the Governors of California, Chiapas (Mexico), and Acre (Brazil), and convened to provide recommendations on how California might incorporate international programs for reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) in its Cap-and-Trade Program. This meeting will provide an overview of ROW’s recommendations, leading into an expert panel discussion on key issues such as credit liability, how credits would flow, and what are the potential impacts on California's market.

Panelists include:
Xantha Bruso, Pacific Gas & Electric
Fabio Nehme, EDF Trading
Mike Korchinsky, Wildlife Works
Derik Broekhoff, Climate Action Reserve
Toby Janson-Smith, Conservation International

The discussion and comments from this workshop will feed into the revision process for the ROW Draft Recommendations, which will ultimately be delivered to the California Air Resources Board for consideration. Final written comments on the ROW recommendations are due by April 30, and further feedback is welcomed. Please come and discuss more about what a REDD+ offset program linked to California’s Cap-and-Trade Program might look like. Space is limited, so please register in advance at: http://events.climateactionreserve.org

Day 2 – Conference April 17

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration and Exhibit Hall Open

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Welcome and Keynote Addresses

Gary Gero

Speaker

Gary Gero

President

Climate Action Reserve

Linda Adams

Speaker

Linda Adams

Chair

Climate Action Reserve

Tim Profeta

Speaker

Tim Profeta

Founding Director

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Christiana Figueres

Speaker

Christiana Figueres

Executive Secretary

UNFCCC

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Plenary Session: International Programs

A number of states and nations are taking action today tethered together by the common goal of addressing climate change. Members of this international group of leaders will discuss their environmental goals and strategies and consider the possibilities for meeting at the same trailhead in the future.

Dirk Forrister

Speaker

Dirk Forrister

President and CEO

IETA

Francisco Barnes

Speaker

Francisco Barnes

President

National Institute of Ecology, Government of Mexico

Alain Houde

Speaker

Alain Houde

Government Representative

Québec

James Mack

Speaker

James Mack

Head, British Columbia Climate Action Secretariat

Ministry of Environment

Matt Rodriquez

Speaker

Matt Rodriquez

Secretary for Environmental Protection

California Environmental Protection Agency

Karen Lanyon

Speaker

Karen Lanyon

Consul-General

Australian Consulate-General

Terry Tamminen

Moderator

Terry Tamminen

President and Founder

Seventh Generation Advisors

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Networking Break

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Keynote Address

Larry Schweiger

Speaker

Larry Schweiger

President & CEO

National Wildlife Federation

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Plenary Session: Trailblazers in the Joint Expedition

Summiting the world's most intimidating peaks takes an expedition with skilled individuals who can work together as a team. The Cedar Fire destroyed 95 percent of the conifer forest in California's treasured Cuyamaca Rancho State Park in 2003. With no funds to restore this vanishing habitat, the state park turned to the carbon market to support a reforestation project and enlisted the involvement of Disney and others. This panel will discuss the status of the project and examine how the teaming of public and private sectors can address our direst needs, both at Cuyamaca and beyond.

Laurie Wayburn

Speaker

Laurie Wayburn

President and Co-CEO

Pacific Forest Trust

Caryl Hart

Speaker

Caryl Hart

Chair

California State Parks Commission

Bob Antonoplis

Speaker

Bob Antonoplis

Assistant General Counsel

The Walt Disney Company

Jason Clay

Speaker

Jason Clay

Senior Vice President Market Transformation

World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

Linda Adams

Moderator

Linda Adams

Chair

Climate Action Reserve

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch and Networking

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM • Breakout Session 1

Path 1 • Present Market Structure

Provisioning: Market Pricing and Cost Containment Mechanisms

This market-focused panel will explore the most significant forces shaping the supply and demand for allowances and offsets. The discussion will provide insight into the strategic reserve and other cost containment mechanisms, will consider the key drivers of allowance and offset pricing, and provide expert views on market forecasting.

Brian Murray

Speaker

Brian Murray

Director for Economic Analysis

Nicholas Institute

Abyd Karmali

Speaker

Abyd Karmali

Managing Director and Global Head of Carbon Markets

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Michael Gibbs

Speaker

Michael Gibbs

Assistant Executive Officer

California Air Resources Board

Brad Neff

Speaker

Brad Neff

Senior Manager of Long-Term Energy Policy

PG&E

Emilie Mazzacurati

Moderator

Emilie Mazzacurati

Managing Director

Four Twenty Seven

Path 2 • Future Policy Development and Schemes

Parallel Expeditions: Markets and Activities around the World

While many in North America have kept close watch on California and Quebec, historic programs and activities have been developing in parallel in other regions of the world.  Representatives from these programs will discuss programmatic updates and impacts and where they see their expeditions heading.  This session will be a more detailed follow-up discussion from the international plenary session.

David Rosenheim

Speaker

David Rosenheim

Executive Director

The Climate Registry

Adrien de Bassompierre

Speaker

Adrien de Bassompierre

Senior Carbon Finance Specialist

World Bank

Speaker

Ignacio Arroyo Kuribrena

PEMEX

Nicole Singh

Speaker

Nicole Singh

Executive Director

RGGI

Katie Sullivan

Moderator

Katie Sullivan

Director, North American Policy & Climate Finance

IETA

Path 3 • Offsets and Offset Supply

Building Your Anchor: Managing Offset Risk

California’s compliance offset program is up and running, but there are a variety of risks that market participants need to consider, whether they are developing projects or purchasing credits. This session will discuss risks like buyer liability, converting early action projects and project quality and the tools available to manage them.

Nathan Voegeli

Speaker

Nathan Voegeli

Staff Attorney

Yurok Tribe

William Flederbach, Jr.

Speaker

William Flederbach, Jr.

President & CEO

ClimeCo

Joel Levin

Speaker

Joel Levin

Vice President, Business Development

Climate Action Reserve

Speaker

Frank Harris

Environmental Economics Manager

Southern California Edison

Obadiah Bartholomy

Moderator

Obadiah Bartholomy

Senior Project Manager

SMUD

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Networking Break

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • Breakout Session 2

Path 1 • Present Market Structure

The First Ascent: Where the Market is Today

With successful auctions and higher-than-expected trading volumes in 2013, the California carbon market has gotten off to a solid start. This session will discuss the status and issues of today's market for both allowances and offsets, including market oversight activities, structure of contracts, prices, liquidity, auctions and participants.

Bill Peters

Speaker

Bill Peters

Reporter

Argus Media

Richard Shilts

Speaker

Richard Shilts

Director, Division of Market Oversight

Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Speaker

John Battaglia

Vice President

Evolution Markets

Speaker

Jason Patrick

Managing Director

Real Options International

Michael Gibbs

Speaker

Michael Gibbs

Assistant Executive Officer

California Air Resources Board

Michael Mondshine

Moderator

Michael Mondshine

Vice President and Senior Policy Analyst

SAIC

Path 2 • Future Policy Development and Schemes

The Climbing Forecast: State-level Developments and Updates

California is conquering the challenge of emissions reduction through many other means in addition to cap-and-trade.  This panel will follow each of these trails as it explores how auction revenue may support new emission reduction programs, examines ARB's updating of the Scoping Plan, and considers what else may be on the horizon.

Eileen Tutt

Speaker

Eileen Tutt

Executive Director

California Electric Transportation Coalition

Drew Bohan

Speaker

Drew Bohan

Chief Deputy Director

California Energy Commission

Panama Bartholomy

Speaker

Panama Bartholomy

Advisor on Energy and Natural Resources

Office of California Assembly Speaker John A. Perez

Speaker

Scott Murtishaw

Energy Advisor to President Peevey

California Public Utilities Commission

David Mallory

Speaker

David Mallory

Manager, Climate Change Policy Section

California Air Resources Board

John Melby

Moderator

John Melby

Path 3 • Offsets and Offset Supply

Multinational Expeditions? Prospects for International Offsets

California currently recognizes only domestically sourced offsets. Regulatory language, however, contemplates offsets from international "sectoral" programs, including REDD+ programs. Can international offsets shore up the supply of credits? Are there realistic options besides REDD+? How is the WCI considering international credits? Panelists will discuss prospects and options for internationally sourced offsets.

Jason Gray

Speaker

Jason Gray

Staff Counsel

California Air Resources Board

Adrian Fernandez-Bremauntz

Speaker

Adrian Fernandez-Bremauntz

CEO

Latin American Climate Initiative

Speaker

Tony Brunello

Facilitator

ROW

Jeff Cohen

Speaker

Jeff Cohen

Senior VP of Policy & Science

EOS

Derik Broekhoff

Moderator

Derik Broekhoff

Vice President, Policy

Climate Action Reserve

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Reception

Day 3 – Conference April 18

7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Registration and Exhibit Hall Open

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Keynote Remarks and Climate Action Champion Awards Presentation

Gary Gero

Speaker

Gary Gero

President

Climate Action Reserve

Richard Muller

Speaker

Richard Muller

Professor of Physics and University Distinguished Teacher

University of California at Berkeley

Joseph Goffman

Speaker

Joseph Goffman

Senior Counsel to the Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Speaker

Cliff Rechtstaffen

Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Jerry Brown

Office of Governor Jerry Brown

Mary Nichols

Speaker

Mary Nichols

Chairman

California Air Resources Board

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Networking Break

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM • Breakout Session 1

Path 1 • Present Market Structure

Crossing the Ice Field: Key Legal Topics for California Climate Initiatives

This panel will provide an overview of the resolved, pending, and anticipated legal issues surrounding California climate efforts, including challenges to the Cap-and-Trade Program and the low carbon fuel standard. Panelists will also discuss purchase agreements and other legal instruments for use in the Cap-and-Trade Program.

Rick Saines

Speaker

Rick Saines

Partner

Baker & McKenzie

JP Brisson

Speaker

JP Brisson

Partner

Latham & Watkins

Speaker

Patrick Dennis

Partner

Gibson Dunn

Speaker

Tim O'Connor

Director, California Climate and Energy Initiative

EDF

Katy Young

Moderator

Katy Young

General Counsel

Climate Action Reserve

Path 2 • Future Policy Development and Schemes

An Old Route to a New Destination: Clean Air Act

The U.S. EPA is continuing to develop rules limiting GHG emissions from new and existing power plants. This session will provide an update on the EPA's latest efforts to address climate change, and panelists will discuss the interaction between the Clean Air Act and existing state programs.

Jonas Monast

Speaker

Jonas Monast

Director, Climate and Energy Program

Nicholas Institute

Dan Lashof

Speaker

Dan Lashof

Director, Climate and Clean Air Program

NRDC

Emily Sanford Fisher

Speaker

Emily Sanford Fisher

Director, Legal Affairs, Energy & Environment

Edison Electric Institute

Brian Turner

Speaker

Brian Turner

Assistant Executive Officer

California Air Resources Board

Kyle Danish

Moderator

Kyle Danish

Partner

Van Ness Feldman

Path 3 • Offsets and Offset Supply

Other Mountains: GHG Emission Reductions for Use Outside Cap-and-Trade

Experts will examine the generation and use of carbon credits for use as mitigation under CEQA and NEPA and will explore other market opportunities, including the voluntary market.

Cynthia Cory

Speaker

Cynthia Cory

Director, Environmental Affairs

California Farm Bureau Federation

David Antonioli

Speaker

David Antonioli

CEO

Verified Carbon Standard Association (VCS)

Jean Roggenkamp

Speaker

Jean Roggenkamp

Deputy Air Pollution Control Officer

Bay Area Air Quality Management District

Speaker

Dusty Granet

VP California Emissions Markets

BGC Environmental Brokerage Services

Wendy James

Moderator

Wendy James

President and CEO

The Better World Group, Inc.

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Lunch and Networking

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM • Closing Sessions

Path 2 • Future Policy Development and Schemes

Federal Activity and Complementary Policies

California's carbon market exists within a broad federal and state policy landscape. This session will discuss how federal activity (e.g. fiscal policy, carbon policy, R&D, transmission and natural gas) and complementary state policies (e.g. renewable portfolio standard and resource shuffling) might interact with the California market.

Adam Diamant

Speaker

Adam Diamant

Technical Executive, Energy and Climate Analysis Program

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Joe Kruger

Speaker

Joe Kruger

Director for Energy and Environment

Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC)

Steve Corneli

Speaker

Steve Corneli

Senior Vice President for Sustainability, Strategy and Policy

NRG Energy

Amy Zimpfer

Speaker

Amy Zimpfer

Associate Air Division Director

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9

Tim Profeta

Moderator

Tim Profeta

Founding Director

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Path 3 • Offsets and Offset Supply

Boosting the Rations: Offset Supply and New Project Protocols

This panel will look toward the future supply of compliance offsets and the potential for new project types to be adopted by ARB. Discussion will include options for agriculture-based offsets and additional protocol development that is currently underway.

Greg Mayeur

Speaker

Greg Mayeur

Manager

California Air Resources Board

Louis Blumberg

Speaker

Louis Blumberg

Director of the California Climate Change Program

The Nature Conservancy

Rachel Tornek

Speaker

Rachel Tornek

Policy Director

Climate Action Reserve

Olga Chistyakova

Speaker

Olga Chistyakova

Senior Analyst

Thomson Reuters Point Carbon

Roger Williams

Moderator

Roger Williams

President

Blue Source

Program subject to change.