2020 LCFS & Carbon Markets Agenda

All sessions will start at 9AM PST and run live for an estimated 2 to 3 hours per day with opportunities for Q&A/interaction with speakers following each presentation. All sessions will be recorded and available if attendees are not available to attend a live session.

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Day 1: Monday, November 16, 2020

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Keynote Panel – State of California’s Cap and Trade Market: Demand, DEBS and Beyond

The dynamics of North America’s benchmark carbon market continue to evolve as we enter a new decade. This dynamic session will cover the newest updates to the program- including the debut of Direct Environmental Benefits to State (DEBS) offsets- from the California Air Resources Board, followed by a panel discussion with market participants and analysts about allowance and offset supply and demand, pricing forecasts, and the turbulent impact of COVID-19 on the market. The perfect, high level knowledge transfer to start off the week!


Shaping Canada’s Carbon Protocols: The Backstop and Provincial Offset Credits Under Scope

From provincial resistance to carbon offsets regulation uncertainty, Canada’s federal output-based pricing system, aka backstop program, has faced challenges, including impacts from COVID-19. The expert panel will break down these headwinds as well as discuss what’s next for the federal program, how compliance entities will navigate the growing carbon levy and the evolving role of carbon offsets.

Q&A/Session Closes



Day 2: Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Welcome and Opening Remarks

State of the EU ETS: Expected Regulatory Changes Creating Momentum and Volatility in the Market

The EU Allowances touched near record highs in the summer on 2020. What is driving the surge and volatility? Our panellists will discuss the legislative and policy proposals expected in the coming months as part of the EU Green Deal. Is the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism a fantasy or inevitable?  Will China, U.S and Russia thwart EU’s ambitions? Will the EU clamp down on free allowances in the EU ETS to the industrials and aviation? What is the future of the U. K’s carbon policy?


The Future of International Carbon Pricing

The world’s largest economies have made market-based mechanisms—including carbon pricing, subsidy management, and fiscal incentives but will they result in enough emission reductions to realize the Paris Agreement? What is the future of Internationally transferred mitigation outcomes (ITMOs) under the Paris Agreement? What is the future of voluntary and compliance carbon markets?


Voluntary Carbon Markets- How to manage growing demand and scrutiny

Voluntary carbon markets are facing a water-shed moment as scrutiny on them increase in lieu on increasing corporate demand. How Is the Voluntary Market Aligning Itself with The Paris Agreement? What is driving the demand for Forestry credits? Is the voluntary phase of UN’s decarbonisation scheme for aviation CORSIA as good as dead?

Q&A/Session Closes



Day 3: Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Welcome and Opening Remarks

LCFS Keynote – An Overview of California’s Climate Programs and Their Impact on the State’s Transportation System

Recognized as a leading international expert on transportation technology assessment, energy and environmental aspects of transportation, and transportation policy, join Dr. Sperling as he provides provide an impactful overview of California’s climate programs and their impact on the state’s transportation system.


The LCFS Program – an Overview and Analysis

During this presentation, one of CARB’s most senior members will provide attendees with a detailed dive into the LCFS and ADF programs, how both are progressing and and a preview of potential amendments for 2022

Q&A/Session Closes



Day 4: Thursday, November 19, 2020

Oregon Clean Fuels Program update

In 2020 Oregon’s governor signed an executive order requiring the Oregon Clean Fuels program move to a 20% CI reduction target by 2030. As one of the key personnel behind the implementation of this, Ms. Wind will outline the plans and action items required to achieve the new targets.


RNG and the LCFS

Drawing on a wealth of industry knowledge and “in the trenches” experience, Sam will provide an in depth look at RNG and how RNG from dairy gas will enhance the LCFS, plus the plans to incorporate this fuel into the transportation market.

Q&A/Session Closes


Day 5: Friday, November 20, 2020

Renewable Diesel – A Panel Discussion

As more and more refineries look to stop producing fuel from crude oil and convert to renewable diesel to meet long term LCFS targets, what is the long-term impact on the supply/demand balance in California? Are there enough feedstocks to meet the demand? Our panel of experts will answer these and many more questions in this exciting discussion!


Mobility, Demand and Electric Vehicles

Post COVID-19, what is the future of for the EV market and how does this fit into broader conversations about mobility, demand and the environment? Our panel takes a deep dive into these and many more fascinating points around the future of vehicles and transportation.

Q&A/Workshop Concludes


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