Public Workshop: Discussion of U.S. Forest Projects Compliance Offset Protocol

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.


November 16, 2022

Public Workshop: Discussion of U.S. Forest Projects Compliance Offset Protocol and Relevant Science, Data, and Tools

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) staff invites interested parties to participate in a public workshop on the Compliance Offset Protocol – U.S. Forest Projects (Forest Protocol), including the requirements of the current Board-approved protocol and the state of forest and forest carbon science, data, and tools that are relevant to the protocol. CARB staff will provide an overview of the Forest Protocol and the workshop will provide an opportunity to share information on relevant science, data, and tools that can be considered for use in future Forest Protocol amendments. The meeting will be held at the following time and place:

Date:         November 30, 2022
Time:         1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location:   Remote Only


A 15-day written comment period will follow the workshop. Comments can be submitted at the Cap-and-Trade Meetings & Workshops webpage.


The Compliance Offsets Program is an important cost-containment element within the broader Cap-and-Trade Program. CARB issues ARB offset credits to a qualifying project that reduces or sequesters greenhouse gases (GHG) pursuant to one of six Board-adopted compliance offset protocols, including the Forest Protocol. ARB offset credits are tradable credits that represent verified GHG emissions reductions or removal enhancements from sources not covered by the Cap-and-Trade Program. The Forest Protocol was first adopted by the Board in 2011, and it was amended in 2014 and 2015. The November 30 workshop seeks public input on the Forest Protocol and relevant science for future updates.

More information about CARB’s Cap-and-Trade Program is available on the program webpage:

More Information

Workshop Registration

This public workshop will be available via webinar only. Webinar participants will be able to ask questions or provide comments during the webinar. You will need to register in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about how to access the webinar by computer or by telephone.