AGENDA AND WORKPLAN REDD Offsets Working Group Meeting February 23-25 Sacramento, CA I.

SUMMARY A two day meeting will be held in Sacramento to start the REDD Offset Working Group (ROW) to establish a 2011 workplan, share updates on REDD offset program progress in Acre, Chiapas, and California and to identify how to communicate and integrate ROW efforts with interested stakeholder efforts. The purpose of the ROW is to utilize existing information and the expertise of the ROW members to develop a clear, concise, non-technical set of written recommendations for policy-makers that can assist in REDD offsets being used for carbon compliance purposes. II. AGENDA February 23rd 3pm 6-8 pm

Check in to hotel starts Citizen Hotel (926 J Street) Casual reception and dinner Cafeteria 15L restaurant (10 minute walk from hotel at 1116 15th Street-L& 15th)

February 24th 8 am

Continental breakfast

Drexel University (One Capital Mall, Suite 260) (10 min walk from hotel at Capital and 1st st) -Introduction of ROW members -Discuss schedule and draft 2011 schedule Break

9-11 am

11-11:10 am

11:15-12:45pm -Overview of Acre REDD program (30 mins) -Overview of California REDD program (30 mins) -Overview of Chiapas REDD program (30 mins) 1-2pm 2-4pm Lunch -Discussion Topic 1: Legal considerations (see deliverables) -Discussion Topic 2: Policy considerations (see deliverables) Break -Discussion Topic 2 cont’d: Policy considerations (see deliverables) Dinner (at Citizen Hotel) Grange Restaurant

4-4:15pm 4:15-6pm 7pm February 25th 8am 9-11:30am

Continental breakfast

Drexel University (see above)

-Discussion Topic 3: International considerations (see deliverables) -Close of ROW MEETING 11:30-12:30pm -A Discussion about MRV 11:45-12:30pm Lunch To be determined


EXPECTED ROW DELIVERABLES It is expected that a final set of recommendations that is agreed upon by all ROW members and that incorporates outside stakeholder input will be submitted to the California Air Resources Board, the State of Acre and the State of Chiapas for review and possible implementation (depending on the nature of the final recommendations). Currently, it is expected the group will work towards answering three questions: 1. Topic 1: Can California accept international carbon offsets for compliance purposes and in what form must offsets be to comply with state and federal laws in the United States and to laws in Brazil and Mexico? (This will be developed, in part, by legal experts working outside of the ROW). 2. Topic 2: What are the key policy considerations a sectoral REDD program should
address for eligibility in the California cap and trade program beyond those required for domestic project-based carbon offsets? For example, what decisions need to made to

address: a. Setting the reference level and crediting baseline b. Developing inventory systems and monitoring and reporting requirements for reconciliation mechanisms in nested and non-nested crediting pathways c. Legal and policy vehicles for addressing liability, reversals, and buffers d. Legal and policy vehicles for recognizing and protecting rights of local communities (and challenges)) e. Verification mechanisms f. Registry and tracking systems 3. Topic 3: How can REDD offsets programs developing in Chiapas and Acre best link with the cap and trade program in California and what are most significant impediments to their linking in the short term? How could these impediments be surmounted? IV. DRAFT 2011 SCHEDULE • February 24-25 • • March 8, 22 April 12, 26

First ROW meeting, Sacramento One hour scheduled conference calls (Tues, 9 am PST) One hour scheduled conference calls (Tues, 9 am PST) First drafts due for recommendations Second ROW meeting, Sacramento Public Workshop One hour scheduled conference calls (Tues, 9 am PST) Second drafts due for recommendations One hour scheduled conference calls (Tues, 9 am PST) Final drafts due for recommendations Public comments on draft recommendations Final ROW meeting, Sacramento Final ROW Recommendations presented to CA, Acre, Chiapas

June 13-14

July 15, 28

August 5, 19

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September October

V. ROW MEMBERS 1. Alejandro Callejas, Undersecretary, Secretary of Environment, Housing and Natural History, Chiapas, Mexico 2. Daniel Nepstad, IPAM, International Program Director, California, USA 3. Derik Broekhoff, Vice President, Policy, Climate Action Reserve, California, USA 4. Fernando Rosas, Advisor to the Secretary of Treasury, Secretaria de Hacienda, Chiapas, Mexico 5. Greg P. Asner, Professor of Geological and Env. Sciences, Stanford University, California, USA 6. Jason Gray, California Air Resources Board, California, USA 7. Lauren Faber, Assistant Secretary for Climate Change Programs, California Environmental Protection Agency (CALEPA), California, USA 8. Lourdes Lopez Moreno, Secretary of Environment, Housing and Natural History, Chiapas, Mexico 9. Ludovino Lopes, Secretary of Environment, Acre, Brazil 10. Michelle Passero, Senior Climate Policy Advisor to The Nature Conservancy, California, USA 11. Mónica Julissa De Los Rios de Leal, Secretary for the Environment, Coordinator of Global Change Department, Acre, Brazil 12. Peter Riggs, Program Officer, The Ford Foundation, New York, USA 13. Ricardo Martinez, Deputy Secretary for Environmental Justice, Tribal and Border Affairs, CALEPA, California, USA 14. Steve Schwartzman, Director, Tropical Forest Policy, Environmental Defense Fund, Washington DC, USA 15. Toby Janson-Smith, Senior Director, Forest Carbon Markets, Conservation International, California, USA 16. William Boyd, GCF Senior Advisor, Prof. of Law, U. of Colorado Law School, Colorado, USA


TRAVEL AND ACCOMODATIONS All acommodnations have been booked at the Citizen Hotel in downtown Sacramento at the corner of 9th and J streets (see for more information). When arriving at the Sacramento International Airport, the easiest route to the hotel is to take the “Blue Van” bus from the airport area where luggage is retrieved. All travel and accommodation have been generously paid for by the Climate and Land Use Alliance through the ClimateWorks Foundation ( CLUA has agreed to pay for three meetings in Sacramento, a facilitator, and a staff person to coordinate all logistics for the ROW. Contact Tony Brunello for information regarding travel and food reimbursements at 916718-8292 or at State employees may need to report any meals consumed at the ROW meetings to comply with state law for “accepting gifts”.

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