Western Climate Initiative, Inc.

WCI, Inc. Activities:

  • Develop a compliance tracking system that tracks both allowances and offsets certificates;
  • Administer allowance auctions; and
  • Conduct market monitoring of allowance auctions and allowance and offset certificate trading.

Western Climate Initiative, Inc. (WCI, Inc.) is a non-profit corporation formed to provide administrative and technical services to support the implementation of state and provincial greenhouse gas emissions trading programs.

The Board of Directors for WCI, Inc. includes officials from the provinces of Quebec and British Columbia, and the State of California. The services provided by WCI, Inc. can be expanded to support jurisdictions that join in the future.

News and Announcements

July 29, 2014

California-Québec Practice Auction Notice

The California Air Resources Board and the ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques have released the California-Québec Practice Auction Notice (Practice Auction Notice). 

The Practice Auction Notice is available on the ARB website and the MDDELCC website.

July 18, 2014

Release of second California-Québec Practice Auction Update

The California Air Resources Board and the ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques have released a second California-Québec Practice Auction Update (Second Update).The Second Update is available on the ARB website and the MDDELCC website.

July 9, 2014

Release of the first Linked California and Québec Cap-and-Trade Programs Compliance Instrument Report

The California Air Resources Board and the ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques have released the first Linked California and Québec Cap-and-Trade Programs Compliance Instrument Report. The Update is available on the ARB website and the MDDELCC website.

June 30, 2014

California – Quebec Practice Auction Update

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) and the ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques have released a California – Quebec Practice Auction Update (Update). The Update is available on the ARB website and the MDDELCC website.

June 27, 2014

July 9, 2014 Board of Directors Meeting

The Board of Directors of Western Climate Initiative, Inc. (WCI, Inc.) will meet on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Sacramento, CA, beginning at 1:00 PM Pacific time. The Board will consider a funding agreement with the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change (MDDELCC) of Québec and review the budget.

Stakeholders and members of the public are invited to attend this meeting via teleconference. This meeting will be conducted in both French and English. If you plan to attend, please register here. There is no charge to attend this meeting.

The meeting agenda and materials are available on the WCI, Inc. website, and additional meeting materials will be posted to the website as they become available. Attendees will have an opportunity to comment on agenda items during the meeting.

June 27, 2014

THE GOVERNMENT OF QUÉBEC HAS RELEASED THE AUGUST 26, 2014 AUCTION NOTICE

The ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MDDELCC) has released the August 26, 2014 Auction Notice. The Auction Notice is available on the MDDELCC website.

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