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 Québec and Nova Scotia, 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

November 26, 2019

California and Québec Have Released the November 2019 Joint Auction #21 Results

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the Ministry of the the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change (MELCC) have released the November 2019 Joint Auction #21 results.

The results are available on the CARB and MELCC websites.

October 28, 2019

WCI, Inc. Annual Board of Directors Meeting Notice - November 7, 2019

The Board of Directors of Western Climate Initiative, Inc. (WCI, Inc.) will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, November 7, 2019, at the Discovery Centre, 1215 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Board will meet at 1:00 p.m. Atlantic Time / 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time / 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time. During the public session, the Board will review and consider approvals of the May 14, 2019 Board meeting minutes, review corporate policies, elect officers, appoint members to standing committees, receive the Treasurer’s annual evaluation of compliance with Funds Management Policy and review the 2020 Budget. The Board will then convene an executive (closed) to discuss procurement, personnel and jurisdiction matters.

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September 20, 2019

November 2019 Joint Auction #21 Notice

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the Ministère de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MELCC) have released the November 2019 Joint Auction #21 Notice.

The Auction Notice is available on the CARB and MELCC websites.

September 13, 2019

Request for proposal for Auditor Services

Western Climate Initiative, Inc. (WCI, Inc.) has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for Auditor Services

To familiarize Proposers' with the RFP requirements, WCI, Inc. will host a Bidders’ Conference webinar on September 30, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time / 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The call-in number is 1-800-201-7439; passcode 978718. Click here to join the webinar.

Responses to this RFP must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time / 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on October 18, 2019.

August 27, 2019

California and Québec Have Released the August 2019 Joint Auction #20 Results

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the Ministry of the the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change (MELCC) have released the August 2019 Joint Auction #20 results.

The results are available on the CARB and MELCC websites.

August 26, 2019

WCI, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING NOTICE – SEPTEMBER 4, 2019

The Board of Directors of Western Climate Initiative, Inc. (WCI, Inc.) will meet at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time / 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, via teleconference. The Board will meet in executive (closed) session to discuss confidential procurement matters.

June 21, 2019

August 2019 Joint Auction #20 Notice

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the Ministère de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MELCC) have released the August 2019 Joint Auction #20 Notice.

The Auction Notice is available on the CARB and MELCC websites.

June 20, 2019

Compensation Consulting RFP Deadline Extended

Western Climate Initiative, Inc. (WCI, Inc.) has issued an amended request for proposal (RFP) for Compensation Consulting, which extends the due date for proposals to June 25th. The amended RFP is available at http://wci-inc.org/docs/RFP-CompensationReview-EN%20Revised%202019-06-20.pdf.

June 5, 2019

COMPENSATION CONSULTING RFP: RESPONSES TO PROPOSERS QUESTIONS

Click here to access WCI, Inc. responses to all questions submitted by proposers.

May 23, 2019

Request for proposal for Compensation Consulting

Western Climate Initiative, Inc. (WCI, Inc.) has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for Compensation Consulting. The RFP is available at:  www.wci-inc.org/rfp-compensation-consulting.php

To familiarize Proposers' with the RFP requirements, the WCI, Inc. Compensation Committee will host a Bidders’ Conference by webinar on June 3, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time / 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The call-in number is 1-800-201-7439; passcode 978718. Click here to join the webinar.

All questions related to the RFP requirements must be submitted by June 5, 2019, in writing via e-mail to mark.wenzel@calepa.ca.gov (cc: jason.hollett@novascotia.ca). Responses to this RFP must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time / 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on June 14, 2019.

May 22, 2019

California and Québec Have Released the May 2019 Joint Auction #19 Results

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MELCC) have released the May 2019 Joint Auction #19 results.
               
The results are available on the CARB and MELCC websites.

May 3, 2019

WCI, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Notice - May 14, 2019

The Board of Directors of Western Climate Initiative, Inc. (WCI, Inc.) will meet at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time / 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Sacramento, California, 980 9th Street, 2nd Floor, Conference Room A-B. The Board will review and consider approval of the November 14, 2018 Board meeting minutes, the 2018 Audit Report and Audited Year End Financial Statements, the 2018 Federal, State and Provincial tax filings, the Compensation Philosophy and Committee Charter, the 2018 Annual Report and proposed amendments to the Employee Handbooks, the Funds Management Policy and the Nova Scotia funding agreement. The Board will then convene an executive (closed) session to discuss procurement, personnel and jurisdiction matters.

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April 30, 2019

WCI, Inc. accepting applications for An Information Technology Project Manager Position

WCI, Inc. is accepting applications for an Information Technology Project Manager position. This is a full-time salary position that may be located in Sacramento, California (Head office), or Québec City, Québec (Satellite office).

Click here for a more detailed position description and instructions for submitting application materials. 

March 15, 2019

MAY 2019 Joint Auction #19 Notice

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the Ministère de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MELCC) have released the May 2019 Joint Auction #19 Notice.

The Auction Notice is available on the CARB and MELCC websites.

March 14, 2019

WCI, Inc. accepting applications for an information technology business analyst position

WCI, Inc. is accepting applications for an Information Technology Business Analyst position. This is a full-time salary position that may be located in Sacramento, California (Head office), or Québec City, Québec (Satellite office). Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, including a summary of qualifications, and a resume in PDF format to jobs@wci-inc.org.

Click here for more information.

February 28, 2019

Canadian Financial Services RFP – UPDATED Schedule

WCI, Inc. has extended the initial proposal due date for the Canadian Financial Services for Auctions and Reserve Sales Request for Proposal (RFP) to March 8, 2019.

February 27, 2019

California and Québec Have Released the February 2019 Joint Auction #18 Results

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MELCC) have released the February 2019 Joint Auction #18 results.
               
The results are available on the CARB and MELCC websites.

February 13, 2019

Canadian Financial Services RFP: Responses to proposers questions

Click here to access WCI, Inc. responses to all questions submitted by proposers.

January 28, 2019

WCI, Inc. Accepting applications for a chief technology officer

WCI, Inc. is accepting applications for a Chief Technology Officer (CTO). This is a full-time salary position that may be located in Sacramento, California (Head office), or Québec City, Québec (Satellite office). Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, including a summary of qualifications, and a resume in PDF format to jobs@wci-inc.org.

Click here for a more detailed position description and instructions for submitting application materials.

January 17, 2019

CANADIAN FINANCIAL SERVICES RFP PROPOSERS' CONFERENCE

A one-hour Offerors' Conference will be hosted by WCI, Inc. at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time / 10:00, Pacific Time, January 23, 2019 via conference call. The call-in number is 1-800-201-7439; passcode 978718.

The purpose of the Offerors’ Conference is to familiarize Proposers' with the Canadian Financial Services for Auctions and Reserve Sales Request for Proposal (RFP). All questions regarding the RFP must be submitted in writing by January 30, 2019. All questions will be answered in writing and posted on the WCI, Inc. website by February 13, 2019.

December 21, 2018

Request for proposal for Canadian Financial Services

Western Climate Initiative, Inc. (WCI, Inc.) has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for Canadian Financial Services for Auctions and Reserve Sales.  The RFP is available at: http://wci-inc.org/rfp-fsa.php.

The deadline for receipt of initial response is February 20, 2018, 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. All questions related to the RFP requirements must be submitted in writing via e-mail to eturcotte@wci-inc.org (cc: rfp@wci-inc.org).

December 21, 2018

February 2019 joint auction #18 notice

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the Ministère de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MELCC) have released the February 2019 Joint Auction #18 Notice.

The Auction Notice is available on the CARB and MELCC websites.

December 7, 2018

WCI, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Notice - DECEMBER 17, 2018

The Board of Directors of Western Climate Initiative, Inc. (WCI, Inc.) will meet at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time / 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, December 17, 2018, via teleconference. The Board will enter into an executive (closed) session to discuss personnel matters.

November 21, 2018

California and Québec Have Released the november 2018 Joint Auction #17 Results

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MELCC) have released the November 2018 Joint Auction #17 results.

The results are available on the CARB and MELCC websites

November 2, 2018

WCI, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Notice - NOVEMBER 14, 2018

The Board of Directors of Western Climate Initiative, Inc. (WCI, Inc.) will meet at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time / 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 via teleconference. The Board will review and consider approval of the October 11, 2018 Board meeting minutes and an amendment to the Ontario Funding Agreement.  The Board will then convene an executive (closed) session to discuss proprietary/confidential information.

October 1, 2018

WCI, Inc. Annual Board of Directors Meeting Notice - October 11, 2018

The Board of Directors of Western Climate Initiative, Inc. (WCI, Inc.) will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, October 11, 2018, at the Hilton Québec, 1100 Boulevard René-Lévesque E, Québec City, Québec. The Board will enter into executive (closed) session at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time / 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time to discuss procurement and personnel matters. The Board will then convene a public (open) session beginning around 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time / 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time to review corporate policies, elect officers, appoint members to standing committees, review an amendment to the Ontario Funding Agreement and WCI, Inc. By-laws, approve the 2018-2021 Strategic Plan, adopt a budget for 2019, and approve the Agreement to support the development of an impact assessment. The Board will also receive a status update regarding the Grant to support the Pacific Coast Collaborative Carbon Pricing Technical Working Group.

September 26, 2018

Québec has released a cancellation Notice for the October 3, 2018 Sale by Mutual Agreement of the Minister

The Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MDDELCC) has announced that the October 3, 2018 Sale by Mutual Agreement of the Minister is cancelled.

The Cancellation Notice is available on the MDDELCC website.

September 14, 2018

November 2018 joint auction #17 notice

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MDDELCC) have released the November 2018 Joint Auction #17 Notice.

The Auction Notice is available on the CARB and MDDELCC websites.

August 21, 2018

California and Québec Have Released the August 2018 Joint Auction #16 Results

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) and the Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MDDELCC) have released the August 2018 Joint Auction #16 results.

The results are available on the CARB and MDDELCC websites.

August 3, 2018

request for proposal for enterprise architecture services

The Western Climate Initiative, Inc. (WCI, Inc.) has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for Enterprise Architecture Services.  The RFP is available at: http://wci-inc.org/rfp-enterprise-architect.php. The deadline for receipt of proposals is August 29, 2018, 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. All questions related to the RFP requirements must be submitted in writing via e-mail to: rfp@wci-inc.org.

August 3, 2018

THE GOVERNMENT OF QUÉBEC HAS RELEASED THE OCTOBER 3, 2018 SALE BY MUTUAL AGREEMENT OF THE MINISTER NOTICE

The Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MDDELCC) has released the October 3, 2018 Sale by Mutual Agreement of the Minister Notice.

The notice is available on the MDDELCC website.

June 15, 2018

August 2018 Joint Auction #16 Notice

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MDDELCC) have released the August 2018 Joint Auction #16 Notice.

The Auction Notice is available on the CARB and MDDELCC websites.

June 15, 2018

WCI, Inc. Executive committee meeting notice - june 15, 2018

The Executive Committee of Western Climate Initiative, Inc. (WCI, Inc.) will meet Friday, June 15, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time / 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time via teleconference. The only agenda item is for the Executive Committee to enter into an executive (closed) session to discuss Participating Jurisdiction matters.

May 23, 2018

California, Ontario, and Québec Have Released the May 2018 Joint Auction #15 Results

The California Air Resources Board (CARB), the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC), and the Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MDDELCC) have released the May 2018 Joint Auction #15 results.
               
The results are available on the CARB, MOECC, and MDDELCC websites.

May 14, 2018

nova scotia joins the western climate initiative, inc. (WCI, INC.)

WCI, Inc. is pleased to announce that Nova Scotia has joined the Western Climate Initiative, Inc. (WCI, Inc.). Nova Scotia is a national leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and joins WCI, Inc. as the province prepares to launch a new cap and trade carbon pricing program. “Nova Scotia’s planned cap and trade program is the latest example of provinces and states leading the fight against climate change,” said Matthew Rodriquez, California’s secretary for Environmental Protection and chairman of the initiative. “WCI, Inc. is pleased to support this effort while separately administering the linked programs among California, Québec and Ontario.”

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May 1, 2018

WCI, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING NOTICE - May 11, 2018

The Board of Directors of Western Climate Initiative, Inc. (WCI, Inc.) will meet at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time / 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, May 11, 2018 via teleconference. The Board will review and consider approval of the March 27, 2018 Board meeting minutes, the 2017 Audit Report and Audited Year End Financial Statements, the 2017 Federal, State and Provincial tax filings, a proposed amendment to the WCI, Inc. by-laws, a funding agreement, and the 2017 Annual Report. The Board will also receive a status update by Ross Strategic regarding the Grant to support the Pacific Coast Collaborative Carbon Pricing Technical Working Group. The Board will then convene an executive (closed) session to discuss strategic planning and personnel matters.

April 26, 2018

WCI, Inc. accepting applications for An Information Technology Project Manager Position

WCI, Inc. is accepting applications for an Information Technology Project Manager position. This is a full-time salary position that may be located in Sacramento, California (Head office), or Québec City, Québec (Satellite office). Click here for a more detailed position description and instructions for submitting application materials. 

March 16, 2018

MAY 2018 Joint Auction #15 Notice

The California Air Resources Board (CARB), the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC), and the Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MDDELCC) have released the May 2018 Joint Auction #15 Notice.

The Auction Notice is available on the CARB, MOECC, and MDDELCC websites.

March 16, 2018

WCI, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING NOTICE - MARCH 27, 2018

The Board of Directors of Western Climate Initiative, Inc. (WCI, Inc.) will meet at 12:00 p.m. Pacific time / 3:00 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 via teleconference. The Board will consider approval of the February 9, 2018 Board meeting minutes, review and consider approval of the Québec Funding Agreement, and receive a report from the Executive Director. The Board will then convene an executive (closed) session to discuss personnel matters.

February 28, 2018

california, québec, and ontario have released the february 2018 joint auction #14 Results

The California Air Resources Board (ARB), the Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MDDELCC), and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) have released the February 2018 Joint Auction #14 results.
               
The results are available on the CARB, MDDELCC, and MOECC websites.

February 16, 2018

WCI, Inc. accepting applications for an information technology business analyst position

WCI, Inc. is accepting applications for an Information Technology Business Analyst position. This is a full-time salary position that may be located in Sacramento, California (Head office), or Québec City, Québec (Satellite office). Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, including a summary of qualifications, and a resume in PDF format to jobs@wci-inc.org.

Click here for more information.

January 31, 2018

WCI, Inc. board of directors meeting Notice - february 9, 2018

The Board of Directors of Western Climate Initiative, Inc. (WCI, Inc.) will meet at 11:00 a.m. Pacific time / 2:00 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, February 9, 2018 via teleconference. The Board will receive a report from the Executive Director, consider approval of the October 12, 2017 Board meeting minutes, discuss the election of a newly appointed Director to the Audit Committee, review and consider approval of the California Funding Agreement and the Ontario Funding Agreement, and discuss the process for Executive Director performance review.

January 24, 2018

WCI, Inc. executive committee meeting Notice - february 2, 2018

The Executive Committee of Western Climate Initiative, Inc. (WCI, Inc.) will meet Friday, February 2, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time / 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time via teleconference. The only agenda item is for the Executive Committee to enter into an executive (closed) session to discuss legal and procurement matters.

December 21, 2017

February 2018 joint auction #14 Notice

The California Air Resources Board (CARB), the Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MDDELCC), and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) have released the February 2018 Joint Auction #14 Notice.

The Auction Notice is available on the ARB, MDDELCC, and MOECC websites.

December 6, 2017

The government of ontario has released the November 29, 2017 Auction Results

The Government of Ontario has released the November 29, 2017 Auction Results. The results are available on the MOECC website.

November 21, 2017

California and Québec Have Released the November 2017 Joint Auction #13 Results

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MDDELCC) have released the November 2017 Joint Auction #13 results. The results are available on the CARB and MDDELCC websites.

October 2, 2017

WCI, Inc. Annual Board of Directors Meeting Notice — October 12, 2017

The Board of Directors of Western Climate Initiative, Inc. (WCI, Inc.) will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, October 12, 2017, in Sacramento, California, 980 9th Street, 2nd Floor, Conference Room A-B.  The Board will first convene an executive (closed) session, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time / 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time, to discuss procurement, personnel and Participating Jurisdiction matters. The Board will then convene a public (open) session, beginning at approximately 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time / 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time, to elect officers, appoint members to standing committees, review corporate policies, and adopt a budget for 2018.

September 29, 2017

THE GOVERNMENT OF ONTARIO HAS RELEASED THE November 29, 2017 AUCTION NOTICE

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) has released the November 29, 2017 Auction Notice. The Auction Notice is available on the MOECC website.

September 15, 2017

NOVEMBER 2017 JOINT AUCTION #13 NOTICE

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) and the Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MDDELCC) have released the November 2017 Joint Auction #13 Notice.

The Auction Notice is available on the ARB and MDDELCC websites.

September 13, 2017

The Government of Ontario has released the September 6, 2017 Auction Results

The results are available on the MOECC website.

August 22, 2017

California and Québec Have Released the August 2017 Joint Auction #12 Results

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) and the Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MDDELCC) have released the August 2017 Joint Auction #12 results.

The results are available on the ARB and MDDELCC websites.

July 27, 2017

WCI, Inc. accepting applications for two positions

WCI, Inc. is accepting applications for two positions in the Sacramento, CA office: a Project Manager and an Operations Manager. Interested applicants should submit materials using the form on this page.

July 14, 2017

WCI, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING NOTICE — JULY 26, 2017

The Board of Directors of Western Climate Initiative, Inc. (WCI, Inc.) will meet at 1:00 p.m. Pacific/4:00 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, via teleconference. The only agenda item is for the Board to enter into an executive (closed) session to discuss participating jurisdictions, procurement and personnel matters.

July 6, 2017

The Government of Ontario has released the september 6, 2017 Auction Notice

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) has released the September 6, 2017 Auction Notice. The Auction Notice is available on the MOECC website.

June 21, 2017

WCI, Inc. Board of Director’s Meeting Notice – June 27, 2017

The June 21, 2017 Board of Directors meeting was cancelled and rescheduled to 1:30 pm Pacific / 4:30 pm Eastern on Tuesday June 27, 2017, via teleconference.  The only agenda item is for the Board to enter into executive (closed) session to discuss procurement and personnel matters.

June 19, 2017

AUGUST 2017 Joint Auction #12 Notice

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) and the Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MDDELCC) have released the August 2017 Joint Auction #12 Notice.

The Auction Notice is available on the ARB and MDDELCC websites.

June 13, 2017

The Government of Ontario has released the June 6, 2017 Auction Results

The results are available on the MOECC website.

June 9, 2017

WCI, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting NoticeJune 21, 2017

The Board of Directors of Western Climate Initiative, Inc. (WCI, Inc.) will meet at 1:00 p.m. Pacific / 4:00 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, via teleconference.  The only agenda item is for the Board to enter into an executive (closed) session to discuss procurement and personnel matters.

 

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